Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 6, 2014


Poesy plus Polemics

"Shroud" Painting by Kevin Middleton From “Shroud”
Painting by Kevin Middleton

these pages I weave
loosely stitched though they be
make for my cerement

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  1. Perhaps some are put off by not knowing what a cerement is. a shroud for the dead…made from “cerecloth”…fabric waterproofed with dripped-on wax or gummy matter to wrap a dead body in. Nowadays they use different ways of preserving the body. The Ghost of Christmas Future…in Charles Dickens’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” is often portrayed in a hooded shroud…that cerement. 🙂

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