Short Poems For Lent And Easter

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reading
150 poems
the Psalms

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Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line is from Psalm 42.

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childhood memories
of singing in the choir
Palm Sunday

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Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

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reading the Gospels
a few verses at a time
raindrops on branches

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Good Friday
shadows of trees
on the road

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spring gardens
return to life
forgiveness

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roots in His Word
I will flower
again and again

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trees in bloom
some in pink
a color Mom loved
to see me wear
picture Resurrection

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Sunday afternoon
rereading Gospel accounts
of His Resurrection
imagine being there

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after rain
light shines through
tears on windows
Easter lily
in full bloom

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E  ternally
A  dored
S  avior
T  ruly
E  ternally
R  isen

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Matthew 28: 6a (KJV)

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“Holy week” haiku was published in Time Of Singing (Spring 2014).

The photos are by Karl.

Blessings,

Ellen Grace Olinger

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