Uninhabited Cross

5 May 2022 | Jesus Christ, Glory | 0 comments

Not the empty tomb

but the uninhabited

cross. Look long enough

and you will see the arms

put on leaves. Not a crown

of thorns but a crown of flowers

haloing it, with a bird singing

as though perched on paradise’s threshold.


R.S. Thomas (1913-2000), Counterpoint, 1990.

Notes from the Compiler


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