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Transitions Project: Poetry by Clifton Green Primary School (3)

Posted on 11 May 2012 | Poem

Transitions Project: Poetry by Clifton Green Primary School (3)

Our third poem from Clifton Green Primary School is also devoted to another of York’s major buildings – perhaps the greatest of them all – the Minster.

My Minster, where do I start?
The apple of my eye, towers to reach the sky!
That wasn’t always the case, you must be aware,
Those three fires – what a terrible scare!

Now a Gothic Cathedral,
That’s better than the rest,
Bigger and more beautiful,
Some say the best.

Glorious glass windows as beautiful as can be,
Mischief-maker Gargoyles peering down to see,
The seven million visitors that pass by each year,
Imagine the colourful conversations they hear!

Oh, my Minster – it’s ever so old,
I’m surprised it’s not covered over with mould.
Over nearly 800 years it’s been through a lot of things,
Now it’s a place full of joy – and oh, how it sings!