Fra Angelico (1395-1455)
    "Jesus Appearing to Mary Madeleine"
        Museo di San Marco, Florence (*)

Noli Me Tangere

"Don't touch me!" he warned her
as Mary Madeleine
approachd him by the cave

where Jesus was buried
for three days and now
he is resurrected

reborn from the dead—
he is in an astral body
and if touched— Poof!

he'd be gone— not seeing
doubting Thomas poking
his finger into his wounds,

helping Peter catch fishes—
hundred fifty-three of them
and dinner at Emmaus

before his ascension—
Christian myth or fiction?
let's ask Joseph Campbell:

"resurrected gods— Attis,
Adonis, Gilgamesh, Osiris,
assocated with the moon—

resurrected every month
three days in the dark— then
New Moon to Full Moon

like Christ— three days in the tomb"
then his awakening filled
with everlasting Light.

— Peter Y. Chou
    Mountain View, 8-16-2020, 3:14 am

Stefan Lochner (1410-1451)
"Noli Me Tangere"
National Museum, Nürnberg (*)

Martin Schongauer (1450-1491)
"Christ Appearing to Mary Madeleine"
Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar (*)

Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534)
"Noli Me Tangere"
Museo del Prado, Madrid (*)