On the first day of Lent
Two children took their own lives:
Were sewn into goats’ skins
And were dragged by the hangman’s horse
The three miles down to the sea.
They were given a simple grave in the sand.
The following Sunday, Meister Eckhart
Shouted that a secret word
Had been spoken to him. He preached
That Mary Magdalene
Sought a dead man in the tomb
But, in her confusion, found
Only two angels laughing…
This was a consequence of her purity
And her all to human grief.
The Baltic Sea
Also froze in 1303–
nothing happened that was worthy of poetry.