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The Mosaics Stunning
by Lyn Lifshin
        Inside Chora Church

out of the hot sun,
bodies pressing bodies.
Mary and Jesus
surrounded by their
family. One of Christ
raising Adam and Eve
out of their sarcophagus,
the gates of Hell under
Christ's feet, the
colors stunning, skin that looks like skin.
Lighting and shade, the
power and movement
in the figures amazing
some say, an explosive
feeling of the grave
bursting open and the
Easter miracle occurring
before our eyes some
one says as I try to feel
something I somehow


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