Their sound is gone out, belts out a choir
visible and audible here in the transept
North   East   West   South:   acronym, N E W S
gone out      andante       into all lands
turf and twig. (An OED or google game
[tran—across; septum—enclosure],
as this item: “The pediment of the southern
transept [of Kiddington] is pinnacled,
not inelegantly, with a flourished cross.”)
and their words          I keep reminding myself
unto the ends of the world        swept
aisles and isles going and coming either way
coming and going, monument and document.

From Hear Trains by Caroline Knox. Copyright © 2019 by Caroline Knox. Used by permission of Wave Books.