That’s how this poem, “The Scene of Calvary,” came together over the past several days.
The first four lines were done Sunday during the Lord’s supper, as I pondered the meaning, again, of the cross.
Then I wrote the article “The Scene at Calvary” on Monday for my column, about that moment and included the quatrain.
The article itself had a number of phrases and lines that again prompted the poetic urge, and I wrote a second quatrain which I posted here.
But that wasn’t the end of it. Those phrases returned and yesterday I penned five more stanzas. The total of seven was what got sent out to the Cloudburst list today.