His blood fell
Like the first drops of paint
On the white canvas.
Because he had seen
First jewel of the crown.
And life kept dripping, mixing, creating
Of colours and shapes,
Of light and of shade,
And what you and I do, today, and tomorrow –
Because we have seen,
Living or dying, we paint
New jewels of the crown.
Teresa Carranza moved from Jesed Community
in Monterrey, Mexico, to Antioch Community
in London, UK. She is currently studying English literature and participates
in Koinonia, the university outreach
of Antioch Community in London.
* Bohemian garnet crown jewel
from the National Czech & Slovak Museum