Louis Bourgeois

Published on January 13th, 2017 | by TLV News


Statues: A poem by Louis Bourgeois

The wooden sheep are in the yard.

The black oaks with their gnarling

limbs begin to appear.

Nuns gaze into the dark morning sky,

stars and moon fade away.

The wind is thick with pine and creosote,

And the dust lies heavy on the road to the school.

The nuns whisper prayers in the morning chill.

Each bows her head, year after darkening year. The Local Voice Ligature

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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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