Jesus

By Chairil Anwar

To the true Christian.

That is the Body
streaming blood
streaming blood

crumpled
broken

question washes up: am i wrong?

i saw the Body streaming blood
i looked at my reflection in the blood

clearly visible in the eye of the times
this shape at once transforms

closing wound

i fill with joy

that is the Body
streaming blood
streaming blood

12/11-1943.

 


Pantja Raja, p. 17.

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2 thoughts on “Jesus

  1. The poem by Chairil Anwar is interesting and I quite like it, but why do the few poems I have read have a religious theme. Are these popular in general or is there a shortage of those with another theme? I am curious. : )

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