Tuesday, January 06, 2009

BLOOD VESSELS






BLOOD VESSELS

'In Principio erat Verbum'

Chalice, Cup
Grail Goblet
Waiting Wine Glass---
Blood Vessels.

Plate,Patin
Wafer, Morsel
Beckoning Bread Basket--
Table Service.

Mere morsels
Or Bare Body?
Uncommon Cup
Or Challenging Chalice?

From Sacrifice
To Sacrament
From Sign to Symbol
From Servant to Service
Grace Comes a Calling

Blood Shed
Blood Transfusion
His Extinction
Our Distinction
By Intinction.

'You are what you Eat'

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4 comments:

Parafroneo said...

Dr. Ben, I love this poem! I love the way it looks at the Lord's Supper from so many different angles in so few words. (Even though I had to look up at least two of the words in a dictionary!)And I love the wordplays and alliteration.

Ben Witherington said...

Thanks so much.... I am glad you enjoyed it.

BW3

Rob Penn said...

Am I allowed to Copy and Paste this to my facebook if I give you the credit for it?

Ben Witherington said...

Sure Rob by all means.

BW3