Poems

Geoff Page: Two Poems

Bishop Joseph Hall of Norwich   Bishop Joseph Hall of Norwich, satirist and true divine, loved the via media. I count him as a friend of mine   despite the sharp four hundred years between his fractious times and ours. He cautioned both the Church of Rome and Puritans who seized the powers   conceded by the headless Charles. “Lord what a clattering of glass,” he smiled as they pruned back his church. “What wrestling down of iron and brass!”   Not short of an opinion but a sturdy foe of all excess, Bishop Hall survives in Wiki; gets ten…

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