The darken’d Sun turns sharply to the West
The crying women now a muffl’d sound
The crowds still gaping silent stand around
The Roman circus ceases to molest
The body nearly now by life unbound
Unseen the Angels horror gathering now
Penultimate redemption’s dying bow
In spittle blood and urine stains the ground
Divinely plan’d this death he will endow
With life enclos’d in Jesus holy grasp
And univers’ly shared in dying gasp
Tho questing Faith sees not nor questions how
As Satan opens Hell For Heaven’s guest
The victor’s crying Consumatus Est!
This is my last sonnet for 2018… but more will come. There’s 16 more, I think, in the list for Holy Week.