Love is the Crown of Thorn

 

BABY KRISHNA

Courtesy: Google Image

 

“And love is a thing that can never go wrong;”…Dorothy Parker

 

 

Love is the Crown of Thorn,

and the sky

where nestle dark matter and light.

Love is the trickling blood

dripping from the Cross, or

from a saint’s decapitated head

in this worldful of traitor.

Love is the twine,

a melting tune

flowing from a Flute

played by the little Butter-Thief*

to tether us to Thee.

 

 

*refers to Krishna, a Hindu deity: Krishna is often depicted wearing a silk golden yellow dhoti, and a peacock feather crown. Common depictions show him as a little boy playing the flute. Other depictions show him as a bundle of mischief, stealing butter from neighboring houses in the form of Gopkrishna and other childhood exploits. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ Love @ Poets United

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15 thoughts on “Love is the Crown of Thorn

  1. Let me hold still as this love seeps in and out–love as all, love as heart’s blood. There is no other door to Mystery, not really. Even: “. . . in this worldful of traitor. / Love is the twine . . . ” Wow. Your pen breaks the dam on truth.

  2. Love is the twine,
    a melting tune
    flowing from a Flute
    played by the little Butter-Thief*
    to tether us to Thee.

    Beautifully profound!❤️

  3. Although the Christian images do represent love, in its most sacrificial form, I find the depictions of young Krishna pleasanter to contemplate!

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