the cross in pre-Christian times
[three poems inspired by part 1 of the mystery of the cross]

stones of callanish

within grey mist
beneath moss and bog
stones were kept
for time plus time
no questions asked
unearthed for fire
decay for fuel
mystery was lit
it burns still dark
no answers met

egyptian signs of life

light the inner chamber priest
break the sanctum’s seal
announce to the sculptured god
that it is not real
burn the fragrant incense
the god will not awake
anoint it with ten different oils
we know this god is fake
close the door and seal it priest
now you can depart
extinguishing the flame
that leaves you in the dark

the healing cross

look upon
the one
with
understanding
your sin
put to death
to bring life
everlasting

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[the mystery of the cross] part one: ancient echoes of Christ

by n. davis rosback time to read: 1 min
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