Good Friday (Christina Rossetti)


Bij Goede Vrijdag


De kruisiging door Peter Paul Rubens, 1619-1620


Good Friday

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.


Christina Rossetti (5 december 1830 – 27 december 1894)
Londen, Westminster Abbey door Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, 18e eeuw
Christina Rossetti werd in Londen geboren.


Zie voor de schrijvers van de 25e maart ook mijn vorige blog van vandaag.