Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Another Look at Easter

Easter Daffodils

The daffodils are so daffodilly,
densely clustered with their yellow—
brightly rich, not a pale specter,
alarmingly true and pointed—

pin wheels in circumference,
each with a horn protruding,
a band of celebrators this Easter,
crying out Christ’s resurrection.

Surely in a universe this dark with sin,
once destroyed by angels fallen,
then by Adam’s brutal choice,

the ordinary yellow citizens of spring,
thronging in the plain dirt of a garden,
cousins to the sun’s tint beaming down,
implacably point to Christ the Lord,

risen both body and spirit,
to gather us with Him
in all that the rupture of death means,

when sung by multitudes of daffodils
in spring’s healing reminder.


Written by my friend in Kentucky, Brian Coatney 3-23-08


The rain came

Then the snow

Then the sun to light up the clouds







16 comments:

Barbara said...

So you had a bit of everything on Easter, rain, snow and sun! A good mixture anyway ;-) !! But Spring is here, just hidden a bit (under the snow) at the moment.
Wishing you sunny days,
Barbara

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Snow? This is just ridiculous! Did the daffodils mind? Hope not! That's a very nice poem that you shared written by a friend.

Sara said...

I like that poem.

And your garden looks quite charming dusted with snow....but what a surprise! Well, maybe not for your area?

DeeDee said...

Hi Barbara...One of the most beautiful poems I have ever read..each word so true and full of rich meaning...your friend is quite talented. I like your pictures today..just lovely to see all that is happening in your part of the world..I wish you a most perfect day...Dee Dee

Mike said...

We had a smattering of snow on Easter Day too. Special.

Needled Mom said...

What interesting weather! I do like the picture of the garden with a dusting of snow. Lovely poem.

Elizabeth said...

My daughter old me about the snow!
Wow!
Very odd.
hope the garden has recovered.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I loved your post. The poem then the beautiful pictures. Thanks a lot. connie from Texas

Mob said...

What an excellent poem. I love the analogy. Daffodilly? is that a word, I think you just invented one!

Cherry Menlove said...

Gosh, your garden had everything happen to it. It all looks so wonderful though, in every season and with every type of weather.

Cherry xoxoxox

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Wow, what a day, the changing of the seasons for sure :) And a lovely poem too :)

You know Barbara, I was looking at the about me part of your blog at your interests and thought, "Barbara's blog reflects her perfectly!"

Have a nice day!

Linda said...

There was snow on Easter morning in Switzerland too-really deep and soft and beautiful.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful my lovely friend~
Kisses and smiles across the miles

Betty said...

Barbara,
Beautiful poem....evidences of Spring here but still having cold nights...Betty

Susie said...

Beautiful images of the sky. That bridge in France is truly a wonder, isn't it?
Loved reading the Easter daffodil poem you shared..
xo

2son said...

I'm jealous you'vehad snow already, well not really, but it looks graet in pictures! Brian