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Church Bells
by Jan Oscar Hansen
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Once I lived in a charming English village, near
an ancient church, every Sunday morning
on my only day off, the bloody bells chimed.
Thought I saw a woman cycling to mass in
the mist, and it wasn´t Germaine Greer.  
When Muslims ruled Andalusia, they tolerated
Christians, but a poet of that time, Ibn Baqi,
circa 1059-1112, wished they wouldn´t clang
bells so hard waking him up when the air was cool,
sleep sweet....as his Christian mistress had to
get up and go to mass. So far nothing has
changed, dear Ibn Baqi, the bells keep on tolling.

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July 10, 2012
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