XV Easter Dawn

Heres is an unexpected extra fifteenth sonnet for Easter Morning

Which I dedicate to my friend Mary who asked me to write it, and to the memory of her husband Gavin. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Image of Christ and Mary Magdelene is by Alexandra Drysdale

as always you can hear the sonnet by clicking on the ‘play’ button if it appears, or else on the title of the poem

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[audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/339341-xv-easter-dawn.mp3]

XV Easter Dawn

He blesses every love which weeps and grieves

And now he blesses hers who stood and wept

And would not be consoled, or leave her love’s

Last touching place, but watched as low light crept

Up from the east. A sound behind her stirs

A scatter of bright birdsong through the air.

She turns, but cannot focus through her tears,

Or recognise the Gardener standing there.

She hardly hears his gentle question ‘Why,

Why are you weeping?’, or sees the play of light

That brightens as she chokes out her reply

‘They took my love away, my day is night’

And then she hears her name, she hears Love say

The Word that turns her night, and ours, to Day.

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12 responses to “XV Easter Dawn

  1. Patricia

    Alleluia!

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  3. Geneva Labate

    No, no, no. It’s not over!

    • malcolmguite

      Starting tomorrow Geneva, I am going to post some sonnets about love and marriage, and the first one starts in this Easter Garden 🙂

  4. Bob Japenga

    Love your stuff. One typo

    weepiing vs weeping

    unless I need to brush up on my Br. English or renew my poetic license.

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