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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Tuesday, December 23, 2003
    Poem in stone
    When Benjamin died after just two weeks of terrible struggle, I scribbled some words on the inside of a card and dropped them through his parents' letterbox, not realising the part they would play in what came after.

    Earlier this year Ian and Deborah erected Benjamin's headstone in Wanborough churchyard. On the back the stonemason etched my words. The photos came with today's Christmas card and letter.

    [More on the poem in my essay on poetry in worship, here]