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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter

Happy Good Friday and Easter!  I will be back Monday.  In the meantime here is a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, one of my favorites:
Easter Communion

Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast:
God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips.
You striped in secret with breath-taking whips,
Those crooked rough-scored chequers may be pieced
To crosses meant for Jesu's; you whom the East
With draught of thin and pursuant cold so nips
Breathe Easter now; you serged fellowships,
You vigil-keepers with low flames decreased,

God shall o'er-brim the measures you have spent
With oil of gladness, for sackcloth and frieze
And the ever-fretting shirt of punishment
Give myrrhy-threaded golden folds of ease.
Your scarce-sheathed bones are weary of being bent:
Lo, God shall strengthen all the feeble knees.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for good poem and your Anne of Green Gables' quotes.
    I love it! Happy Easter!

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  2. Thanks! Happy Easter to you too!

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