a good Friday

there is
no
moon
tonight

but
in every way
it has been
a good Friday

at 9pm
Venus shone
solitary
radiant

at 3pm
as my mother taught me
the sun went dark
with cold and cloud

at 9am
the bells
did not
toll

someone
asked me
why is this
such a dull day

I said
have we
forgotten
our remembering

at 3am
I am reading
Pavic alone
by candle light

I fly as a bird
through old Belgrade
between
Sava and Danube

this was not
a dull day
it was a
Good Friday




Poetry by Peter Humphreys The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2007-04-07 at 12:06

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Mark J. Wood
Obviously the choice of "Good Friday" appears to be inappropriate in light of the absense of light on the original day of that name: but, it was all down to a misprint in The Golgotha Guardian - I should have read O God! Friday.

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This is by e-mail as I don't want to spoil the mood of the poem on the site.

Mark.
2007-04-18


Karen Canning
I really love this kind of poetry the kind that clings to the soul and stays around long after you have read it

huggs
karenxx
2007-04-07