by Jacob Warn


At Pusey House

entrances and exits on a scene:

entranced by sober vigilance,

pagan minutiae

the wings – a hollow, chamber space

Mark me! Penitent face.

Stand, a side-long and, wait,

now in with lengthy stick or bowed head.

Execute all impatient not we who sit

and watch this play.

A play not less than Shakespeare’s Globe

one of temporal breadth

so in the robes of acting

a (smaller?) congregation gathering.

Peel now, peel. And

stop this, preclude,

Stopper, organ, stopper,

Please, your prelude over.



November, 2014, Pusey House, Oxford



The Poor Print

The Poor Print is Oriel College's student newspaper, with contributions from across the JCR, MCR, SCR, and staff. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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