I See His Blood Upon the Roseby Joseph Mary Plunkett
Original Language English
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of His eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but His voice -- and carven by His power
Rocks are His written words.
All pathways by His feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.
|-- from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse, Edited by Daniel Nicholson / Edited by Howard Sinclair|
|The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse||The Poems of Joseph Mary Plunkett||The Circle and the Sword: Poems|