Alleluah! He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
by Peter Menkin
At the intersection of Easter
we wait with thoughts of new life,
the life of a baby, the life of the Baptized,
the life of the lamb, and the memory of slaughter,
of the death is fresh, but forgotten for the time
we say, He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
Those bones, those bones, those dry bones
are linked, renewed, given flesh, given life.
More than renewal, like freshness, like birth...
Out of the tomb, white as lightning, transfigured...
we are mystified, believers, quiet in surprise,
wondering at the miracle and hearing how the Apostles
told their friends the tomb is empty.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
The mind cannot fathom God's working, the promise,
we go on with the tale, this myth, this story
this reality after vigil, after waiting, knowing the end
does not come, for from generation to generation the day
is celebrated, as from everlasting to everlasting there is Christ.
Shall we say it the third time, Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy,
Lord have mercy. He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
Freely is the offer made, freely we take the body and blood,
...we bless you in this freeform of sentences, for our creation,
preservation...above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption
of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; we share in his victory over death.
Audio reading of poem written by poet, read by poet:
Ink on parchment
Date/Size: August 2007
/12 x 12 inches
Art is many things, but foremost it is a visual language.
That said, I want to change the way we look at art today. Where Dada and conceptualism have reigned for over 100 years, there could be nothing more radical than embracing today’s digital palette as the new world order, while restoring the academics of drawing and painting as its foundation.
Visual beauty matters and if we don’t know what that is – we must rediscover it by looking both backward and forward, as great art has a legacy we must uphold. We must also develop a critical benchmark for evaluating the art and artists working in this genre.
Unlike my recent digital creations, here I work with ink and parchment honing my craft, saluting the tools that artists have used in the past. This piece was created by my hand during a session with a live model.
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