In Christi mortem.
This poem is based upon Matthew 27:51, which details what happened at the moment of Jesus’ death. “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.”
Original TextMarchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 60.
Franguntur lapides, vertuntur moenia ab imo, Saxea tu solus frangere corda nequis.