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Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:08 pm
by Jim
Stone

As you can see, I am a stone,
Though some might call me just a rock,
I am a stone, and worldwide known,
Though some will laugh, say what a crock!
I am, of course, anonymous
As far as people are concerned,
Else I would be autonomous
If I was known...by them discerned.

More than a witness on that day,
I was a part of what took place
Not far from where the brutes would slay
A man in horror, hard to face...
It was so cruel that just a stone
—A lifeless thing without a soul—
Could empathize with one, alone,
Nailed to a cross upon that knoll.

They took him down amidst the quake –
Mid-afternoon sun's rays erased,
Then I myself began to shake...
They rolled me, ready to be placed
Where I would fit that rockbound bowl
And then they sealed me concretely
To permanently close that hole,
Where he forever was to be.

I am a stone, a lifeless stone,
A sculpted stone moved everywhere,
But then I—sealed—felt quite alone
And knew forever would be there,
And yet, that night – a gentle glide...
I felt myself just rolled away;
Harsh voices shouted...none inside...
Since resurrection ruled the day.

Re: Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:24 pm
by Haruo
And thank you for that one, too. Three! ;-)

Re: Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:34 pm
by Jim
Haruo wrote:And thank you for that one, too. Three! ;-)

Thanks for the kind words. I never intend to push anything, of any length at least, on anyone, so just note a source. I find that writing structured verse (as opposed to free, irregular, etc.) is a medium I can use to say something about a subject that doesn’t involve prose, the usual method that can be terribly boring and lack an economy of words. On the university campus today, my stuff would probably be called doggerel or worse but so what…to each his own. Besides, the poets I studied (though not seriously at the time) wrote structured verse, lots of it pre-twentieth century in both England and the U.S. and a good bit during the 1900s, as well. I like to take inanimate objects connected to an event and use them to try to make a point, using an atheist archeologist as a foil. A couple are attached.

Re: Resurrection

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:30 am
by Haruo
Heck, Jim, us hymnnuts and Sacred Harpists and whatnot love structured verse!