Errors of the Spirit by Joolz

Errors of the Spirit


A beautiful, lyrical collection of poems and miniature narratives. This is Joolz's fourth collection dealing with anger, loss, violence, death, friendship, and love.


Dusty darkness ribbed with beams arcing into space,
glittering motes dancing in light skewering from high, dirty windows
and the great roof - like an upturned boat: like a mediaeval casket,
steepling to angels, their gold peeling, their
praying hands clotted with neglect ...

from The Wool Exchange, Bradford

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