Does Eostra flaunt her Spring fertility,
As some would tend at this time of the year,
Promoting coloured eggs all chocolaty,
Supplied in plenitude by generous hare?
Beneath such sensate pleasures there resides
A more enduring paragon of grace,
Accessible to all, with none besides,
Awaiting meek acceptance to embrace;
For devotees of Man from Nazareth,
The Queen of Festivals the heart enthrals,
Proclaiming central lodestone of their faith,
Triumphantly, with ‘Al-le-lu-ia’ calls!
From dereliction of a barren tomb,
Came forth New Life as from a fecund womb!
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All is night!
Locked in utter darkness,
Dank, cold, still,
Heighten the sense of awe!
Like petals of the rosebud;
As of the fern-frond;
A stretching, outward bending –
The blackness of the night
Begins to ebb;
Giving way to growing greyness;
Unhurriedly they interchange,
Fearful, eager eyes
Peer through the clearing haze
Into a gaping void;
Out of darkness,
Out of emptiness,
© Late Harvest 2009
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