Jesus resurrected

"Jesus resurrected" (Anna Kocher, 2006)

Descending Theology: The Resurrection

by Mary Karr

From the far star points of his pinned extremities,
cold inched in–black ice and blood ink–
till the hung flesh was empty. Lonely in that void
even for pain, he missed his splintered feet,
the human stare buried in his face.
He ached for two hands made of meat
he could reach to the end of.
In the corpse’s core, the stone fist of his heart

began to bang on the stiff chest’s door,
and breath spilled back into that battered shape. Now
it’s your limbs he longs to flow into–
from the sunflower center in your chest
outward–as warm water
shatters at birth, rivering every way.

“Descending Theology: The Resurrection” by Mary Karr, Sinners Welcome, HarperCollins, 2006.

“Jesus Resurrected” by Anna Kocher. See the rest of her work here.
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2 responses to “Jesus resurrected

  1. Micha,

    Your blog is a fabulous find. Miss seeing you guys in church.
    Thanks for the Holy Week meditations.

    -gail

  2. Caroline

    One of the most poignant things I’ve ever read about the Resurrection. Thank you for sharing this, Micha. 🙂

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