Speculation on the Crucifixion

Here is an old poem of mine for Good Friday. Enjoy–and don’t forget to read the story I posted yesterday, about what would happen to the Inklings if the Germans won WWII!

Speculation on the Crucifixion

How, when He had breathed tetelestai
and died forsaken, sinking into Hell—
the Three Who must eternally be One
somehow undone, and all created selves
down to their cells in fear of separation,
even death from life-beyond-death split
(witness these somnambulic saints in shrouds)—
did not creation fly to blasted bits?

Somehow the Three-in-One encompass Time
inside His timelessness, and thus that rift—
if rift it was, which Christ in God-forsaken
agony accused—
that mobiüs strip
that never split Them, split eternally,
is microcosm for the Triune Mystery.


About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."

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