Posted April 3rd, 2007 by Jen in poetry, religion
AN EASTER LILY
[Ahem, the first verse
…here’s the rest of the amazing poem,
I for my part received
But deep and strong as sweat
by Anne Porter
Though native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, I love the fact that the Easter Lily Capital of the World is on the southern coast of MY state, Oregon!
I’ve been savoring these days leading up to Easter, this most glorious of all Christian holidays. I’m trying to incorporate traditions into my family, and when holidays come around, I’m always on the lookout for a meaningful observance to weave into our life. I didn’t grow up with traditions, and even as a child I was very sad about that. I want my own children to be grown and say to one another, “Don’t you remember when we always picked out an Easter lily for our table, and one for Grandma, too?”
Take pleasure in this week, and hold onto your traditions or create new ones.