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Thursday, 04 May 2000 20:50

The Ever Open Door

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Illustrated with photos by Josephine Sacabo

 

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There was something in him unfulfilled,
Something bigger than the shadow that he cast, 
Like a photo of something not quite in the frame,
A language that you've heard but never learned, 
Understood the music without knowing what it means.

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All through his childhood there was a picture
His mother called the Ever-Open Door.
It was small - a faded watercolour of
A timber porch with a big stone arch,
Opening onto a path that curved away
Round rockery, shrubs, dry stone wall
Into an unseen landscape where
The distant sea was somehow near
And someone was always waiting.

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That was how it was when he first walked with her
The dark path waiting to be explored;
An unmapped territory already in his mind,
Flown over, a mile high, many times at night,
A half-glimpsed face that had woken him before,
Unknown, unrecovered, but familiar. 

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Peter Jukes 2000

 

 

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