"Crucifixion" by Anna Akhmatova (1940-3)

‘Mother, do not weep for me, 
Who am in the grave.’

Angelic choirs, the mighty hour of glory,
And heaven confused in the fiery deep.
To the Father: ‘Why hast thou forsaken me!’
But to the Mother: ‘O, do not weep…’

II 

Magdalene beat her breast and wept,
The beloved disciple turned to stone,
But there, no one dared, no one looked
Where the Mother stood, still, and alone.

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