Age-Old Tears – A Poem by Ken Gierke

Roger van der Weyden – The Descent from the Cross 

Submitted by Ken Gierke






for their loss


for the futility

the future would hold

Tears that

will not

dry with age

About the Poet

Ken Gierke started writing poetry in his forties, but found new focus when he retired. It also gave him new perspectives, which come out in his poetry, primarily in free verse and haiku. He has been published at Vita Brevis, Tuck Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, and Eunoia Review. His work can be found at his blog

7 thoughts

  1. I am not a religious person, but I could not fail to be moved by Roger van der Weyden’s The Descent from the Cross, painted in 1435 and now in the Museo del Prado, in Madrid. While understanding the significance associated with it, my immediate impression is the passion behind a mother’s tears.

    Thank you for accepting this, Brian. I’m proud to be featured here.

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