Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lazarus time 3

After John 11

The waiting is for naught,
for nothing; he dies, his body
placed within the cave.
Then the healing comes,
too late, trailed by despair
greeting despair. With
simple words the healing
speaks, words of life,
spilling from lips of life,
falling on death and
consuming it.


Painting: The Resurrection of Lazarus, watercolor over graphite on paper by James Tissot (circe 1886-1894); Brooklyn Art Museum.

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