Out of the daily bustle

ChristChurch Spitalfields
Christ Church, Spitalfields

Out of the daily bustle

As Rauschenberg said
           there’s no escape
from dimensions
           we’re in it up to our eyes
and so to Christ Church
           in Spitalfields
on Commercial Street
           Hawksmoor’s cavernous
East End gem
           beautifully restored

Here where Handel
           once played the organ
there is time to pause
           to breathe in the silence
and to ponder the purpose
           of human endeavour
and to marvel at the art
           that feeds the soul
as nothing else can
           nothing else needed

John Lyons


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