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Monday, 26 November 2018

Magdalen into Cairn by John Charles Stuart (Jack) Beeching

Stoned her to death? Why not? It was unanimous.
All who stood around raised a hand.

Everyone stoned her to death: democratic,
Quite democratic.

Stoned her? And very popular.
Hundreds of eager faces.

Stones for confetti
As if for a mock wedding,

And one last miracle. Stoning to death
Turns a maiden to a cairn.


Date: 2006 (published)

By: John Charles Stuart (Jack) Beeching (1922-2001)