THE WOUNDS OF EASTER
 
Who could know Christ
without the wounds
to touch, to see?
It is not the glory,
the victor's crown,
that makes us come
and fling ourselves
into his outstretched arms.
But the tear-streaked,
the bruised, heart-broken ones,
afflicted with a senseless joy,
see first the scars
of this blessed and battered lord,
then run to him, 
run to him.
 
--Timothy Haut,  2012