álas Blood, –

Humanity purged by a lack of belief
Through gnashing red wine and the grinding of teeth

Drunkards assailed by the conflict of wheat
Their mothers who kissed salt blood from his feet

Comparing the oil on the fringe of her shawl
A proportionate sin for the sons of the fall

The march of god-men past the bride of divine
Who pray to the soil of a fear-laden shrine

Paint by Pieter Bruegel the Elder Procession to Calvary

2 responses to “álas Blood, –”

  1. […] álas Blood, –an ekphrastic poem on Pieter Bruegel’s painting of Calvary. while most paintings of the […]


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