Good Friday 1997 — Integrated Catholic Life™

catholic poetry room This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Gerard Garrigan, O.S.B.

Good Friday 1997

Blood red cardinal
on a scourged and broken asphalt road
beneath a dark and darkening sky
some time past noon, not quite three
in a moment he’ll fly
but first must die

Gerard Garrigan, O.S.B. is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey. More of his poetry is available free of charge by e-mailing him at:

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