Sedition·com (mature content)
Poems by Christina G. Rossetti

«·AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT. · THE LOWEST PLACE.·»

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.

 


«·AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT. · THE LOWEST PLACE.·»