Tuesday 1 January 2013

MC New Year(nings)--1

I once thought
     my feet were shod
          with winged sandals:
               Olympian footwear
                    to help me soar
                         as a special person.

I now think
     my feet are shorn
          with iron nails:
               Golgothian footgear
                    to help me limp
                          as a common pierced-one.

Illuminated portrayal of Christ as an eagle, with body piercing.
Gospel of John, Book of Kells, Ireland, circa 800

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