Shattered, it was.
by cannonball, crunched
Saints, snatched from
their settings, sprayed
over the nave.
find the fragments recover the remnants pick up the pieces
re-store re-tell re-set
reconstruct and resurrect
a window of the world
beautiful then, differently beautiful now
for it is the shape of its story
that gives this window its glory
The West Window of Winchester Cathedral was destroyed by Parliamentary troops during the English Civil War and rebuilt in 1660 using shattered glass from around the Cathedral.