The rising trees, the new flowers, and birds that beautifully
sing, whisper to me that it's Easter. Here is wishing a kindness
for your soul on Easter and always.
So with Easter. It was fun, as a child, to bound down the
stairs to find seasonal sweet-treats under each plate, but
again, with the passing of time, and the shadow of death over
our broken family circle, Ive seen Easter as highest
necessity. If hope is to flourish, it had better be true.
Easter is the only time of the year when it's perfectly safe
to put all your eggs in one basket.
Two thousand years ago Jesus is crucified, three days later
he walks out of a cave and they celebrate with chocolate bunnies
and marshmallow Peeps and beautifully decorated eggs. I guess
these were things Jesus loved as a child.
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where
I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys.
Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
Bertran de Born
Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones
that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy.
Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the
stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain
a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So,
eat lots of chocolate!
Book of Divine Indulgences.
It is the hour to separate thy chains, The blooming time
The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel's wings
If one should earthward fare.
Edna Dean Proctor
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not
in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter
carol. It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring
in our blood.
Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.
See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices.
This is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal
Bible, 1 John
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark. The light:
Stronger than the wrong. The right.
Faith and Hope triumphant say,
Christ will rise on Easter-Day
Bishop Phillips Brooks
An Easter Carol.
The stone was rolled away from the door, Not to allow christ
to come out, But to enable the follower to go in.
Would you like some warm Spring pie?
Then, take a cup of clear blue sky.
Stir in buzzes from a bee,
Add the laughter of a tree. (break here for single post)
A dash of sunlight should suffice
To give the dew a hint of spice.
Mix with berries, plump and sweet.
Top with fluffy clouds, and eat!
Paul F. Kirtepeter
Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Easter.
There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou - Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.
He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
An Easter Hymn.
Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.