A Poem by JulianMeek


Author: JulianMeek
Created: November 25, 2017 at 04:40 pm
Upload Type: Poem, M (16+)  
Category: Contemporary | General/Other | Personal
Upload Stats: 70 views

Edward Burra Crucifixion

For John Selway


 


Once more the stretching


Begins, the mannered role-play.


 


How much more to bear?


The shaping of skin, reshaping of self.


 


The arms point outwards


And the knees are raised, strange


 


Golgotha of prostration


Though the face, not the body


 


Communicates the trauma now


As the priest looks down


 


Down on the sacrifice of it


The icon weeping tears.



© JulianMeek - all rights reserved

Author Notes


An elegy for the leading Welsh painter John Selway, who died recently, and who was also, like Burra, renowned for his meditations on the Crucifixion.


 
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