Hurunui Cathedral

Peter Clague

23 October 2016

whitebone trunks stand
undeterred by death
to consecrate the clearing
in which we laden slump

on weighty packs, prostrate
unburdened & enlightening
strong men slowly learn
to carry less in life

this miro vault
an offering of spring grass
pig-hallowed & rabbit-holy
divine, yet no place special

sacred the ground
no matter where you linger,
exigence & a simple upward gaze
are all that's needed to erect a temple

for cathedrals
are but spires risen
serendipitous in any place
you choose to need them

©peter clague

Image Whitebone Trunks, Peter Clague