Easter Dinner

   red_tulip

EASTER DINNER

The background is red
Her hair has become silver
And her dress is rust.
Her smile these days is pure gold
And her eyes sparkle anew.

 Time of Singing (1993).

Post updated on April 11, 2013.
The tulips are courtesy of wpclipart.com.

tulip_red

EVERYWHERE

Everywhere

The Cross can be seen
Everywhere
In the telephone poles,
Fences, intersection signs,
And branches of trees
Everywhere
In the plaid of my jumper,
Churches, and
Lower case ts
Everywhere

The Cross can be seen
Everywhere
To remind us of One Savior
One sacrifice
At one time and
In one place
For the remission
Of sin–
Forever and
Everywhere.

Published in Silver Wings, edited by Jackson Wilcox;  and The Discerning Poet, edited by Margaret L. Been.

George Matheson: “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”

O LOVE THAT WILT NOT LET ME GO

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in the sunshine’s blaze, its day
May brighter, fuller be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red,
Life that shall endless be.

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This classic poem by George Matheson is in the public domain, and I found it at http://utmostchristianwriters.com.

The Public Domain Poems at this site are filed under “Poetry Collections.”