A blog of poems, serious, rude, religious and silly by Nick Mellersh (with additions by guest poets he knows and likes) and links to or samples of Jeanie Mellersh's pictures. Also with a page to publicise various ebooks that we are publishing, on pantomimes. World War I and flute playing. Enjoy it!.
Picture of Christ in the wilderness by Stanley Spencer
It's going to be an awful week. Look at the calendar.
Sunday: Ride on donkey while
crowds shout "Go on! Fight and defeat the world's biggest army".
Monday: Kick out the cheats from
the temple and get cursed for doing it.
Tuesday: Try to teach but get
interrupted by tiresome fanatical Pharisees asking me trick
Wednesday: Same as Tuesday.
Then, at night, sweat blood praying we might find another way.
Thursday: Supper with
supporters. Nice, but most don't understand me and one plots to
betray me. Arrested on my midnight walk.
Friday: Whipped, hauled in front
of the Roman governor, crucified.
Saturday: Wrestle with the devil
in hell, or so the myth-makers say.
Sunday: Come back alive. I
hope. They'll be talking about it in two thousand years if I'm
right. But sometimes I think maybe I'm not.
It's going to be an unholy awful week.
However you think of it, holy week, the week of Jesus's crucifixion, changed the history of the world and it all happened in eight days. Since then all history has been coloured by the events of that week. I never know what to think about it. Do you?
PS: The plan to publish e-books goes ahead. Click on the ebook tab at the top for a pic of one of the planned covers.