Poem for Dan Brown (and Rogier van der Weyden)

Crucifixion by Rogier van der Weyden

“Poem For Dan Brown” by Sharon Rauenzahn

Unhidden, open, pouring from the heart
Of more than one medieval work of art
Lies truth revealed: Jesus, hands apart.
No hidden wife, no secrecy, no grail.
Only blood and water. Human. Frail.
His mother and some friends still hover near,
Half-sensing truth that’s only hinted here:
A ripping sound; an ancient law repealed.
And mystery at dawn: the tomb unsealed.

June 22, 2006 (rev. 08/22/14)


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