A Belvoir Angel

By a headstone in the churchyard

By Sue Mackrell, 2007

Charwood Slate headstone of William Fox, died 1792, displaying an example of a Belvoir angel. | Photograph by Neil Fortey, 2007
Charwood Slate headstone of William Fox, died 1792, displaying an example of a Belvoir angel.
Photograph by Neil Fortey, 2007

An angel, weighted in stone,
Symbolising sublime weightlessness,
Transcendent ascension of the soul
Inscribed on smoothly undulating slate
Intricate symmetry of triangular wings,
Sun face, feathered geometric precision,
Insubstantiation substantiated on earth
By a man of Blake’s vision,
A country stonemason
Creating a sublime
Vision of heaven.

This page was added on 19/09/2007.

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