Donna Pucciani’s most recent collection of poetry is Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox.

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Good Friday

by Donna Pucciani 02-05-2015
A poem

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The tale of nails and wood
is retold on the BBC from Winchester,
with hymns about a balm in Gilead,
a wondrous cross, and the choirboys’ echo
of the Fauré Requiem. Cardinal Newman
sends blessings from the grave,
and the organ grumbles “Amen.”