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A Language Understanded Of The People: Chris Fewings


It doesn’t matter much.
Sing it in colloquial, Church Slavonic,
Double Dutch. It’s all Greek unless
We feel the flicker of the angels’ tongues
Weaving a language from the elements:
East light outpoured, words’ texture, gesture; sense.

© Chris Fewings 2010


Editor’s Notes

1. I offer a couple of  links, which you may or not find helpful (or impertinent). I love Chris’s writing, which is both spare and full of echoes at the same time, rather like T S Eliot.  So (please forgive, Chris): ‘understanded of the people‘; Church Slavonic.

2. This is Chris’s website, which I urge you to explore.

Here is what he says about his writing:


In my writing and reading I explore


A couple of my articles have appeared in the Guardian newspaper, on translating concepts between belief systems and on ego and interdependence.


3. The illustration is ‘Angel of Light Clouds’ by Jonathan Miller, downloaded from the Twelve Baskets website under licence.

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