Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: spear

33_66 Headpiece to Micah by Sarah van Niekerk

Wood engraving by Sarah van Niekerk (British 1934-2018) in The Reader’s Digest Bible (illustrated edition) 1990

Phillip Medhurst presents 355/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Strike of the Lance John 19:33-37. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on paper. 36.5 x 20.8 cms. Brooklyn Museum New York.

Phillip Medhurst presents 355/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Strike of the Lance John 19:33-37. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. After a painting now in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; photogravure from “La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ … . avec des notes et des dessins explicatifs par J. James Tissot” […]

Teresa of Avila

 

A cherub pressed me to my knees:

He held a flaming spear.

He struck again, and then again:

As much as I could bear.

I soon abandoned all desire

For this sweet pain to cease.

No other bliss compares to this

Felicitous disease.

I greet this torment willingly.

I fondly hug the wound.

Love’s quarry, breathless, flees no more,

For she is run to ground.