Caravaggio, The Entombment of Christ (detail), c. 1602-04


"The noise the body makes
when the body meets
the soul over the soul's ocean and penumbra
is the old sound of up-and-down, in-and-out,
a lump of muscle chug-chugging blood
into the ear; a lover's
heart-shaped tongue;
flesh rocking flesh until flesh comes..."

– Li-Young Lee, from "The Cleaving"

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