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Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Verse - A Poem by Anna Mae Marheineke, RSCJ

Beautiful Golden Yellow Jonquils

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.  Today's blog post is a poem taken from the book "Smile the Sun Around My Heart" The Collection of Poems of Anna Mae Marheineke, RSCJ.  Sr. Marheineke is a 1934 alumna of the Academy of Saint Charles and currently resides in California at the Oakwood Retirement Community. 

Easter Verse

Early this morning
a jonquil bloomed.
Such glory gazed 
from its golden cup.
I knew at once
the sun was up.
I gathered flower and sun,
held them a moment 
in the shining grace of one
holy mystery of light.
So must Easter be
in its bright
blaze of resurrected Life.

--- Anna Mae Marheineke, RSCJ

Note:  If you wish to purchase a copy of Sr. Marheineke's collection of poems look under the heading on the right "Books by Sacred Heart Alum Authors" and click on the link to her book.

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