Friday, April 03, 2015

Not So the Sun and Moon

Good Friday
by Christina Rossetti


Am I a stone and not a sheep
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy Cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood's slow loss,
And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;
Not so the thief was moved;

Not so the Sun and Moon
Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon—
I, only I.

Yet give not o'er,
But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
And smite a rock.

2 comments:

  1. MrsDarwin10:49 PM

    "And smite a rock." Exquisite. I too, Christina.

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  2. branemrys9:33 AM

    She definitely has a knack for getting to the heart of things.

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