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Good Friday

Good Friday 2013

Am I a stone and not a sheep
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy Cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss,
And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;
Not so the thief was moved;

Not so the Sun and Moon
Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon,–
I, only I.

Yet give not o’er,
But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
And smite a rock.

Poetry by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Public Domain

4 responses

  1. Beautiful photo and poem. They complement each other well 🙂

    March 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  2. Beautiful image and poem. I’m not sure what or if you celebrate at this time of year, but hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    March 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

  3. 1annecasey

    Stunning photo.

    March 30, 2013 at 4:33 am

  4. A very fitting photograph and poem for Good Friday from one of my favourite poets. Happy Easter!!!

    March 30, 2013 at 6:19 am

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