Remembering Easter Sunday

NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 12

Easter Sunday always
calls the color white
to mind.

Patent leather buckled shoes,
gloves and hats to match
for little girls.

The priest’s robes
embroidered with gold thread
for Mass.

Bouquets of fragrant
flowers on altar
and in alcoves.

Dining table cloth
freshly laundered
and carefully pressed.

Box of assorted chocolates
my Dad always
gave to Mother.

And fresh white sheets
covering exhausted children
from frenzied day.

The color of healing
that comes from
forgiveness.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/12/2020

Note: Image is a photograph taken in my sister’s backyard, several years ago.

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2 Responses to Remembering Easter Sunday

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I was remembering Easter Sunday when I was a teen too, this morning. Hats, gloves, a new dress and new shoes, once or twice, not every year, we were too poor. But we “gussied up” as best we could. I always sang in the choir. I loved the small old white church we had before they built a new bigger brick one…………seems so long ago, yet the years went amazingly fast.

    Sherry, this is one Easter few of us will forget. Isolation pushes us into memory. But, my sister is having Easter Dinner with her kids, via screen chat. I love that idea. Am only hoping that all this down time will bring about the changes so many of us long for. There are answers in this isolation and creative people will find them. Have a wonderful day and stay safe…

    Elizabeth

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  2. Marianne says:

    The color white Is color at its most pure (think of brides & baptisms). White is also the color of new beginnings! Like Easter. Your poem is lovely! Yes to little white gloves and white straw hats and white Easter Lilies! Peace & love to you!

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