Monastery Masks


Here in the monastery

   God only knows

     why we came so far

…to this lonely place.


This is the haunt

   where we can face

     the trials we’ve had

…the good, the bad.


We promise again, again we say yes

   what lies ahead we can only guess

     pretensions gone

…masks removed

…lovers’ dawn.


St Benedict’s Monastery, Winnipeg, 1990

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