Easter is almost here. Check out these Easter Poems.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
Celestial spirit that doth rollCelestial spirit that doth rollThe heart's sepulchral stone away,Be this our resurrection day,The singing Easter of the soul -O gentle Master of the Wise,Teach us to say: "I will arise."
~Richard Le Gallienne
Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.
~Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune
Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.
The fasts are done; the Aves said;The moon has filled her hornAnd in the solemn night I watchBefore the Easter morn.So pure, so still the starry heaven,So hushed the brooding air,I could hear the sweep of an angel's wingsIf one should earthward fare.
~Edna Dean Proctor, "Easter Morning"
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,My God shall raise me up, I trust.
He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.
~Charles M. Crowe
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...
~Phillips Brooks, "An Easter Carol"
For I remember it is Easter morn,And life and love and peace are all new born.
~Alice Freeman Palmer
Thou art the Sun of other days.They shine by giving back the rays.
~John Keble, The Christian Year: Easter Days
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...
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.
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.
Ye sleeping buds, breakOpen your green cerements, and wakeTo fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake.
~Margaret French Patton
The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window of divine surprise.
Angels, roll the rock away;Death, yield up thy mighty prey:See, He rises from the tomb,Glowing with immortal bloom.
~Thomas Scott, "Easter Angels"
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
I think of the garden after the rain;And hope to my heart comes singing,At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,And the Easter bells be ringing!
~Edna Dean Proctor, "Easter Bells"
Well pleaseth me the sweet time of EasterThat maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
~Bertran de Born
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
~Robert South, Sermons
'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed treesFilled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Spanish Student
Once more to new creation Awake,and death gainsay,For death is swallowed up of life,And Christ is risen today!
~George Newell Lovejoy
Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.
~Floyd W. Tomkins