Monday, April 01, 2013

Easter Monday by Christina Rossetti

But wait, there is more. Christina Rossetti also wrote a poem for Easter Monday. (This morning I went on a walking tour of some of Sydney's historic colonial sites, with the lovely Cath and another of her friends, and this is a photo of something we found on a statue in Macquarie place. If you click it it should get bigger.)


Easter Monday

Out in the rain a world is growing green,
   On half the trees quick buds are seen
       Where glued-up buds have been.
Out in the rain God's Acre stretches green,
   Its harvest quick tho' still unseen:
       For there the Life hath been.

If Christ hath died His brethren well may die,
   Sing in the gate of death, lay by
       This life without a sigh:
For Christ hath died and good it is to die;
   To sleep whenso He lays us by,
       Then wake without a sigh.

Yea, Christ hath died, yea, Christ is risen again:
   Wherefore both life and death grow plain
       To us who wax and wane;
For Christ Who rose shall die no more again:
   Amen: till He makes all things plain
       Let us wax on and wane.

~Christina Rossetti

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