Faces. The eyes. The facial set
in these photographs; then the death
that makes them so alive:
the heartbeat lost unnecessary
to what shines through and stays;
as if it were not a question of days
lived, but something even now achieved.
Even now, the faces confirm, achieved;
though at the time of taking
they were the faces of visionaries
caught up in the project, in the act
of making it all happen, unknowing
and not foreseeing the effect,
how could they? - Of Christ living, conquered death.