Friday, April 22, 2011

What Lifts From Darkness (Poem)

Matthias Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece, c. 1512-1516
Musee d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France

What Lifts From Darkness

in hardness the nails
glanced tips bent
strong to hold.
At his feet Mary bracing
what lifts from darkness.

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas

Also see my poem "Nard", posted earlier this week.


Kathleen said...

Lovely, Maureen.

S. Etole said...

So beautiful ... and haunting.

Glynn said...

It could be either Mary - and the Mary picked would, or could, change the meaning. But the hardness of the nails remains the same. Always.

Wonderful poem, Maureen.

Maureen said...

Glynn, I originally had written Marys and then decided for just the reason you mention to leave it singular and therefore ambiguous.

Thank you all for the lovely comments.

nance marie said...

well done

Jerry said...

You gave a moment. That is what is needful. Thanks.

Brian Miller said...

whew...quite the powerful image you paint today...

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

hopeful words.
love the ending.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

Enjoyed this, awesome talent.

Invite you to join poets rally week 42 by sharing a free verse today.
Appreciate your input.

Hope to see you in!
Have A Blessed Easter!