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: 63 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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