Saint Kevin’s Cross Glendalough

The Celtic Cross

Solid squat stubborn
Your granite face stands silent
Well your Monastic Masons carved
Their message of the old and new
The Cross of new Salvation
The Sun Circle of the old
The Old and New

This hard granite page
Bears a subtle soft message
As if written on calf skin Vellum
By a goose given quill
In dark berry blood
Written softly as in a Saintly Hand
The Celtic Cross
The message of Was
And Is, and Will Be

Martin SwordsSt Kevin's Cross
February 2015