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  1. Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford, UK

    Niall McLaughlin Architects

    Lightenings (VIII) - by Seamus Heaney


    The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise
    Were all at prayers inside the oratory
    A ship appeared above them in the air.

    The anchor dragged along behind so deep
    It hooked itself into the altar rails
    And then, as the big hull rocked to a standstill,

    A crewman shinned and grappled down the rope
    And struggled to release it. But in vain.
    'This man can't bear our life here and will drown,'

    The abbot said, ‘unless we help him.’ So
    They did, the freed ship sailed, and the man climbed back
    Out of the marvellous as he had known it.

  1. 233 notesTimestamp: Sunday 2013/05/12 7:04:00Bishop Edward King ChapelNiall McLaughlinOxfordUKArchitectureChapelReligiousBoatSacred spaceContemplationSpiritualFlying boatLighteningsVIIISeamus HeaneyPoetryBuildingDennis Gilbertphotography
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