Robert Haven Schauffler

(8 April 1879 – 24 November 1964 / brünn)

Earth's Easter

(1915)

Earth has gone up from its Gethsemane,
   And now on Golgotha is crucified;
   The spear is twisted in the tortured side;
The thorny crown still works its cruelty.
Hark! while the victim suffers on the tree,
   There sound through starry spaces, far and wide,
   Such words as in the last despair are cried:

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