John Dee

Poem by Bob Ward

John Dee performing before Elizabeth I. By Henry Gillard Glindoni (1852-1913)

What’s known as his ‘magic mirror’
  is polished obsidian
  that reflected his obsessive
  probing the dark surface
  for a glimpse of angels
  harbouring divine secrets
  drawn from all times past
  and those even yet to come.

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