I love this poem by Eugene Warren in The Risk of Birth edited by Luci Shaw
Christ Came Juggling
Christ came juggling from the tomb,
flipping and bouncing death’s stone pages,
tossing those narrow letters high
against the roots of dawn spread in cloud.
This Jesus, clown, came dancing
in the dust of Judea, each slapping step
a new blossom spiked with joy.
Hey! Listen — that chuckle in the dark,
that clean blast of laughter behind –
Christ comes juggling our tombs,
tossing them high and higher yet,
until they hit the sun and break open
and we fall out, dancing and juggling
our griefs like sizzling balls of light.
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Christ comes juggling our tombs