CRUCIFIXION

Posted by Admin on Thursday, 25th May 2006, 00:00

The scene as oft depicted
was but a truth half told,
for death by crucifixion
was nauseant to behold.

Far wiser ’twere, as Dali knew,
as from a high point placed,
to give a much foreshortened view
with bowed head hiding waist.

His focal point the widespread arms,
the chin to chest depressed,
with deltoids and trapezia
intolerably stressed.

To let imagination’s lens
in each beholder see
the moment ere the soul ascends,
the death throes agony.

And so the painting hangs, unique,
an artist’s tour de force,
there proving that St. John’s mystique
the Gospels message may endorse.

N.B. The crucifixion of the Christian in St. John of the Cross’s greatest work, The Dark Night Of The Soul.

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.
This work may not be reproduced without prior permission of the author.

Church
  • - Church News
  • - Church Diary
  • - Church Diary (past)
  • - Parish Church Officers
  • - Burial Database
  • - Church History
  • - Church Photo Gallery
  • - Parish History
  • - Northwood Clergy
  • - Parish Map
  • - Church Web Links
  • - Northwood News
  • - Friends of Northwood Church
  •  

    Village
  • - Village Forum
  • - Northwood Village Map
  • - Village News
  • - Village Diary
  • - Village Diary (past)
  • - Village History
  • - Local I.W. Councillor
  • - Village Photo Gallery
  • - Village People
  • - Natural History
  • - Local Links
  • - Community Partnership
  • - Local Groups and Clubs
  •  

    Parish Council
  • - Parish Council Diary
  • - Parish Council Diary (past)
  • - Parish Council News
  • - Parish Plan
  •