sexta-feira, 25 de março de 2016
CHRIST, SLASHED WITH AN AXE (IN A MEXICAN CHURCH)
Christ, slashed with an axe, in the humped church-
How shall we pray to you all pied with blood,
Yet deader by far than the hacked wood?
But pray we must since prayer is all our search
Who come in anger only to beseech.
Here kneel two creatures who believe in good,
Here stood two lovers, they believed in God,
And thee, too, though maimed at life´s touch
As by the doleful art of these dull men.
-Oh, ravaged by man but murdered in mankind,
Of peace a prater, yet of fire and shot
Vicarious exculpator to seventy times seven;
Image, we wish thee ill; yet alive in mind
That mind itself may live, and compassion forsake us not.