Sacrifice a whole people
The ones who loved you most
Who danced for your name.
For the sanctity of human consciousness.
Through the realization of their pain to give us
Awareness of the whole.
So we can walk in the
Body of God
Through all ages,
Past and future.
To be aware of all who came and went
To hold them with us here and now.
Our sacrifice: to see through their eyes
As well as our own.
To see the whole with the prism vision of
All the souls that have bound together for
This poem was included in POPPYROSE. Later on I made a relief portrait of Carl Freedman to go with the poem. That was my first effort to put text into a sculpture.
Carl Freedman, bronze relief, 12 x 12 x 1"
Carl Freedman, bronze relief detail