Winchester Cathedral, West Window

Shattered, it was.

Shards          scattered
across                                             the
stones.

          Colours,                clouted
by                     cannonball,                         crunched
into                       the
columns.

Saints,          snatched                                                                 from
their      settings,               sprayed
over                                       the                  nave.

find     the     fragments          recover     the     remnants          pick up     the     pieces

re-store     re-tell     re-set
reconstruct and resurrect

a window of the world
beautiful then, differently beautiful now

for it is the shape of its story
that gives this window its glory

The West Window of Winchester Cathedral was destroyed by Parliamentary troops during the English Civil War and rebuilt in 1660 using shattered glass from around the Cathedral.

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