The Bells of All Saints

What do the bells of All Saints say
On this cold spring day?
Is it “repent?”
Or a lament,
A sighing
For a civilisation that is dying?
I can not say.

The above poem was inspired by me hearing the bells of All Saints Church, as I passed through the churchyard on the morning of Sunday 5th May 2019). You can find All Saints Upper Norwood here, http://www.allsaintsuppernorwood.co.uk/).

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1 thought on “The Bells of All Saints

  1. abbiejohnsontaylor

    This reminds me of the rhyme that goes, “Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clemens.” I never heard this until I read George Orwell’s 1984 for the first time while taking a science fiction class in high school. I bet it was more popular in the UK. Do you remember it?

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