Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Morning

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Royal color. Bent with the weight of an evening snow.
Brought low, broken, pressed to the ground.
Covered in white. Motionless. Waiting for morning light.

A King. Bent by the weight of our sins.
Humiliated, broken, pressed to the cross.
Wrapped in white. Motionless. Waiting for morning light.

Dawn breaks.

Amid the snow-melt we find the linen clothes lying.
Next to the rolled stone, burdened petals now free.

My mother's purple crocuses.
The Resurrection and the Life.

"I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believeth on Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." - John 14:25

9 comments:

  1. Catherine - you have a gift.

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  2. Thanks for this beautiful thought.

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  3. Cath, please stop by my blog to pick up your Sunshine Blogger Award. Your posts always bring a smile to my face or touch my heart. You do have a gift. I love that you find time to do this in your busy life! :)
    http://needleinahaystackstitchery.blogspot.com/2010/04/scattering-sunshine.html

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  4. Mimi - a kind word from a gifted mommy. means a lot. thanks.

    Andrea - I love being in touch with you via the blog world.

    Shelli - Wow! An Award!! Don't think I've won an award since elementary school. I'm honored! I'll be sure to pass it on.

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  5. What kind of camera are you using these days?

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  6. Hey Cris! It's a Canon Power Shot. A little point and shoot. I'm always drooling over the thought of something bigger and better. But for now... it's all I've got.

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  7. the photo with bent flower snow laden--- and amazing imagery in each line. this may be my all time favorite poem that you have shared.
    thank you so much cath. xox

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  8. Cristie - from you - the daily poetess. thank you.

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  9. Oh I loved this so much.
    Beautiful, every word. Like music.

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