April 24, 2020

My Journey to God

A Poem for Easter

When purple Lenten days are through
and eggs are colored rainbow hue
and lily trumpets blow anew,
it’s Easter, He is risen, Allelu!

When fiery pillar, Christ, our light
is Easter candle shining bright
from flinty fire that flamed at night,
it’s Easter, He is risen, Allelu!

When dead earth wakes and jonquils bloom
and Jesus wakes from Joseph’s tomb
and sunbeams cleanse Good Friday’s gloom,
it’s Easter, He is risen, Allelu!

When alleluias ringing through
bud-green trees to skies of blue
now tell the old “Good News” anew,
it’s Easter, He is risen, Allelu, Allelu!

It’s Easter, He is risen, Allelu!

By Monsignor Lawrence Moran
 

(The late Msgr. Lawrence Moran was a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
who passed away on May 4, 2019. His poem was submitted by Katie Rahman of
St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute.)

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