Friday, April 18, 2014

Quote of the Day (R.S. Thomas, on the ‘Sombre’ Cross)

“Always the same hills
Crown the horizon,
Remote witnesses
Of the still scene
And in the foreground
The tall Cross,
Sombre, untenanted,
Aches for the Body
That is back in the cradle
of a maid’s arms.”-- R.S. Thomas, Pieta (1966)

(The image accompanying this post is Crucifixion, by German 16th-century painter Peter Gertner.)

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