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THE MINSTRELS LAY

Re-sound the aura of Holy you
In war or peace your tryst is true.
Through misplaced desire and loud falsehoods cry;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

Let come your Holy fire in heat white pale
Though hindrance of debt is here, retell your tale
To nations wracked by doubt and moral pain be nearby;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

The old, the old has visited men, and malice and evil has employed its ken,
I trace the shadows that beset man, woman and child, yet as they labour
Doubt and cry, raise the standard! your cross on high;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

No man, no strength this world can show, but you alone
And always so, raise hope and raise beleaguered gloom-clad men,
You today and forever, the when and why;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky

Call all mankind’s troubled brood, sad and haughty, proud and rude
Saying I will return, as even now I sue
Standing alone with love, no gold can buy;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

All time is in your scheme of naught,
By blood and fire your souls were bought,
Now is! time for the battle cry;
As ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

Now we know that the Qur’an, forbids the weight of debt on man,
How more then should we hark to you, (it) as a commandment you gave anew,
Then under a blackened heaven your flesh to die
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

All souls of love rejoice and cheer, the time
Awaited is drawing near, when your cross appears on the
Eastern sky, those asleep transformed shall upward fly;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

Dear good Tennyson write me you did bid,  the mirror
Self the Lord kept hid; now the Holy Spirit will testify
To deaths legal ending with its alibis;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

Light speed is in your blazing eyes, Let go!  The bells 
To peal on high, as the old year passes to the bye and bye
With eternal shimmer in the chilly air, and the Holy Spirit in fullest cry;
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.


© Joe Maverick 20-11-2010

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 5/20/2014 5:36:00 AM
Delayed congratulations on your win..I remembered the repeat line from somewhere and was trying to figure it out so it must have been a line one had to use or a theme or something like that..Sara..Thanks for your visits to my page..
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Date: 5/17/2012 2:20:00 PM
Oh Joe, there is resounding justice within "THE MINSTREL’S LAY". Certainly things that I will try to abide by. I will consider my prior thoughts, where I won't hear "the Holy Spirit in fullest cry"? Definitely something to ponder and take into consideration! Love, Mikki
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Date: 4/23/2011 4:06:00 PM
hey, for some reason I never congratulated on your win here long ago. It must have been a list I never got around to. Congratulations,it is one I had read and enjoyed very much.
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Date: 12/2/2010 6:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your HM in the contest with this wonderful write. Caryl
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Date: 12/2/2010 4:41:00 AM
Joe, congratulations on your HM in Dr. Ram Mehta's contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/1/2010 11:29:00 PM
Many Congrats Joe on HM placement in the contest with this excellent piece.... Luv/Best wishes always...Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 12/1/2010 5:43:00 PM
Congratulation s Joe, on your worthy poem's recognition. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/1/2010 3:46:00 PM
Congrats Joe..I especially like the last stanza BG
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Date: 12/1/2010 3:32:00 PM
Congrats on Your HM Joe!
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Date: 12/1/2010 3:10:00 PM
Congrats Joe on your HM in Dr. Ram's contest with this elegant entry my friend.. enjoy a special honor tonight with luv.. super one..
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Date: 12/1/2010 2:03:00 PM
I'm glad to see this poem in the winners' circle, Joe. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/1/2010 1:52:00 PM
Congratulations on this HM win in the contest, Joe
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Date: 11/24/2010 4:24:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving day, Joe
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Date: 11/24/2010 11:16:00 AM
Your poem reminds us that although there is turmoil in the world, our Lord is always there to guide us toward a better day, Joe. Beautifully descriptive and perfect in form. Best wishes for success in Dr. Ram's contest! Love and blessings, Carolyn
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Date: 11/24/2010 7:15:00 AM
a solid, shimmering read that brings out the genuine spirit of the holiday! wishing you best of luck in the contest! warmest, nette
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Date: 11/23/2010 6:52:00 AM
Super write Joe.. good luck in Dr. Ram's contest with this brilliant entry luv.. may u and your enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving as well.. good luck luv..
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Date: 11/22/2010 10:09:00 PM
Very strong words, JOe. Great topic to explore with this one. Very unique. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 11/22/2010 4:22:00 PM
Wow! JOE, one big long mighty strong poem,,. Enjoyed the course you have here,, have a nice one,..p.d.
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Date: 11/22/2010 12:52:00 PM
Thanks for supporting and participating in my contest, Joe
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