A poem for the day

Henri Cole, “The Flagellation”:

. . . so the eyes drift back
to the deviant, the melancholic, the real . . .

Cole is pondering this image (taken from Wikimedia commons):

The Flagellation

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Author: Derrick Pitard

I teach medieval and early modern literature, the history of the language, introductions to literature, Latin, and writing at Slippery Rock University.

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