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Easter Haiku #5 Thursday, Holy Week - The Last Supper

Posted: 29 March 2018

Easter Haiku #5 – Thursday, Holy Week - The Last Supper

Washing dirty feet,
Service before sacrifice,
Shows humility.

Broken bread and wine.
This eve of pre-ordained doom.
Upper room farewell.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day - Holy Thursday by William Blake

Posted: 29 March 2018

Poem for the Day

Is this a holy thing to see,
In a rich and fruitful land,
Babes reducd to misery, ...
Fed with cold and usurous hand?

Is that trembling cry a song?
Can it be a song of joy?
And so many children poor?
It is a land of poverty!

And their sun does never shine.
And their fields are bleak & bare.
And their ways are fill'd with thorns.
It is eternal winter there.

For where-e'er the sun does shine,
And where-e'er the rain does fall:
Babe can never hunger there,
Nor poverty the mind appall.

Holy Thursday
William Blake

Easter Haiku #4 - Wednesday, Holy Week

Posted: 28 March 2018

Easter Haiku #4 – Wednesday, Holy Week

Dark Gethsemane.
Strength to drink the bitter cup
All we can hope for.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day - Loveliest Of Trees The Cherry Now by A. E. Housman

Posted: 28 March 2018

Poem for the Day

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride ...
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

Lovliest Of Trees The Cherry Now
A. E. Housman

Easter Haiku #3 - Tuesday, Holy Week

Posted: 27 March 2018

Easter Haiku #3 – Tuesday, Holy Week

A moment in time.
Her perfume wastefully poured
Kneeling at his feet?

In giving our best,
Our most precious possession,
We anoint the poor.

All we have is loaned.
We merely custodians.
Use talents wisely.

Bill Adair

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