Friday, 2 March 2007

XIV - Jesus is Laid in The Tomb

Settling to ground
not falling.
There is a tenderness
in return to the round, warm,
dark stone of the earth’s belly.

Hands that held magma,
moulded planets, raised mountains
and broke bread

are tender and dry
and dead like stone.

And because of the power
contained in even his dead hands

there is a sense of waiting…

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