Introit

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 Oriel College Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, and SCR & Staff. Current Executive Editors: Tom Davy, Joanna Engle and Chris Hill

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