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Feather's Miscellany: All Souls Day

John Waddington-Feather's poem reflects upon All Souls Day, an important day in the Anglican calendar.

A third collection of 50 hymns and anthems by David Grundy and John Waddington-Feather, Seasons and Occasions Book 2, is now available. The other two are Seasons and Occasions. Book 1 and Hymns from the Classics. Like the other collections Seasons and Occasions Book 2 covers the Church’s Calendar and other services within the Church such as Harvest Festival.

There are hymns for soloists and choir, as well as congregational hymns. Hymns have been written for specific organisations like the Mothers Union, Amnesty International; Young Church services, Church Army, Christian Aid and Oxfam. There are in addition hymns suitable for choreography. The previous collections have had very good reviews by The Church Hymn Society.

Copies are available at £6.95 $17 US a copy. (Postage paid) Direct from
Feather Books of Shrewsbury, UK.
Overseas buyers please send cheques in sterling or dollar bills
or use PAYPAL.

Feather Books, PO Box 438, Shrewsbury SY3 0WN, U.K.

All Souls Day

Leaf-death fills the air.
The bats no longer dare the dusk
chilled by the creeping frost. Husks of summer
seed the dying fields hung with dew,
stubble-stalked where once replete.
Subdued chestnuts stand in line
leaf-lorn and still. Their carmine colours fire
leafy pyres drifting to the sky.

And we invoke our God this day, and call
to mind a while all loved ones gone before.

John Waddington-Feather. ©


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