Doug McHargue’s “Shaken” after Jeffrey Church

March 2015 AOP
Wonderful turnout for the March 28, 2015 Art of Poetry event at Hickory Museum of Art. 13 poets participated in the readings. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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Golgotha Requiem by Jeffrey Church, one in series

Doug McHargue
after “Golgotha Requiem” by Jeffrey Church

Many Marys, but this one
of long hair unbound,
sweeping over Jesus’ feet
she perfumed, then
wiped it with that hair.
Judas said it was waste.

What’s waste for a man
who brought her brother back,
Lazarus, four days tombed,
just walked out.
This night, he’s not brought
himself back.
Noon, she’d felt earth heave,
doesn’t know yet
how places at table shook.

Doug McHargue reads her piece “Shaken” at the Art of Poetry event on March 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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2 Responses to Doug McHargue’s “Shaken” after Jeffrey Church

  1. Douglas Anne McHargue says:

    Many thanks, Patricia. That was a really inspiring exhibit to write about.

  2. patricia deaton says:

    Wonderful poem, Doug. You are such a fine poet and person!

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