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    a hole in heaven's gable

    what is the meaning of "a hole in heaven's gable"? I suppose there is a general feeling behind this idiom, something quickly understood by native speakers.
    Thanks for any help.
    Malk


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    Re: a hole in heaven's gable

    Welcome to the forums.

    When asking this kind of question, it helps to have the context.

    I take it you have been reading Patrick Kavanagh's "A Christmas Childhood".

    If so, then it is a poetic phrase meaning that to a child, the light gleaming through the cracks in the barn look like little glimpses of Heaven's light streaming out of a hole in its gable [A gable is the end wall of a house under the roof - ]gable end - Google Image Search

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