My Iron Heart: Holy Sonnet XIII

From my solo show where I illuminated all 19 of John Donne's Holy Sonnets.

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'The Just and the Justifier'
Acrylic ink and gold foil on canvas
24x30"
(available)

Holy Sonnet XIII
What if this present were the world's last night?
Mark in my heart, O soul, where thou dost dwell,
The picture of Christ crucified, and tell
Whether His countenance can thee affright.
Tears in His eyes quench the amazing light;
Blood fills his frowns, which from His pierced head fell;
And can that tongue adjudge thee unto hell,
Which pray'd forgiveness for His foes' fierce spite?
No, no; but as in my idolatry
I said to all my profane mistresses,
Beauty of pity, foulness only is
A sign of rigour; so I say to thee,
To wicked spirits are horrid shapes assign'd;
This beauteous form assures a piteous mind.


// more information on the show:
http://www.kellykrusecreative.com/my-iron-heart.html

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