A Canterbury Remembrance

By Lawrence Hall

Word Count: 83

Rating: G

Summary: A tongue in cheek shot at pilgrimages and Chaucer

Image Credit: HBO

Astride his horse, the gift-shop blisful martir

Raises his glov’ed hand in priestly blessing

For those who wear his token in evidence

Of a devout pilgrimage to Canterbury


By tour bus those who wolden ryde there

To seek a blessing (and a souvenir)

In brass Saint Thomas and his horse and groom

Forever stand; Saint Thomas seems to ask


“Sin you have seyn the paving wher I deyd –

Let now Iesu forever be your gyde”



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