The following sonnet was composed by Charles Causley when he was inspired after viewing a 1632 Normandy crucifix.
I am the great sun
I am the great sun, but you do not see me,
I am your husband, but you turn away.
I am the captive, but you d o not free me,
I am the captain but you will not obey.
I am the truth, but you will not believe me,
I am the city where you will not stay.
I am your wife, your child, but you will leave me,
I am that God to whom you will not pray.
I am your counsel, but you will not hear me,
I am your lover whom you will betray.
I am the victor, but you do not cheer me,
I am the holy dove whom you will slay.
I am your life, but if you will not name me,
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