Originally published in 1958, The Cathedral is a verse sequence evoking the spirit of an English cathedral and the characters associated with its history.
Although Salisbury is at its core, the book does not focus on the portrait of one specific cathedral, but instead includes features from many. It brings to life the figures that it portrays, giving voices to a wide variety of characters from the Peasant’s Daughter to The Devil, and the Spire-Builder to the Queen.
The Cathedral will appeal to those with an interest in poetry, Christianity, and religious architecture.
Table of Contents
Spirit of the Cathedral; The Land; Peasant's Daughter; Bishop; Quarry-Master; Dedication; Architect; Ballad of the Bishop's Trees; Stone-Carver; Gargoyles; Wandering Scholars; Crusader; Wood-Carver; Corpus Christi Play; Martyr; Spire-Builder; The People; Vespers; Pilgrim; Travelling Preacher; The Devil; Sanctuary; Candle Carol; Plague-Pit; The Reliquary; The Clock; Cure-Seller; Princess; Lady Chapel; John the Cellarer; Lord and Lady; The Doom Painting; The Wool Window; Rood-Loft; The Wavering Canon; The Queen; The Martins' Chapel; Nicholas Martin; Bell Tower: Morning Bell; Fire Bell; 'Great Peter'; Storm Bell; Ironside; Wall Monument; The Pulpit; Grave-Digger; 'Restorer'; The Font; The Lectern; Weathercock; Sundial; The Close; The West Front; Man and his Cathedral; Prayer