The Castle Keepers

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The Castle Keepers

Candle burners

We folks be

Beckoning through giant windows

For vessels lost at sea

 

Planting bright visions in the night

That another might be given the sight

To steer in heaven’s direction

To make the perfect navigational correction

 

Castle Keepers are a hardy breed

Bearing blessings from God’s seed

Deep within the protected recesses

Of love’s possession

Bringing it all out

At the drop of a humble question

Getting into the holy business of teaching

By rote

Unto those who dare

To cross God’s moat

 

 

John Christopher

1985

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In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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