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Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Easter Sunday Resurrection", A Poem by Elizabeth Grantham, RSCJ

Easter Sunday


Tears and peace are one
Where you break through the walls that fear raised high
To touch the cowering self and bid come forth
Lazarus from the tomb, securely seated,
to recognize the Lord of life and love
And all of the wondrous openings
To freedom and to wholeness and to peace.
Joy grows and swells and fills the very earth
With tears of recognition:
"I am thou and thou art me"  and this is life
In all its tangled roots and thrusting stems,
Opening to flowers bearing fruit
That all may pluck and eat.
"This is my body, given for you."
"Drink of this cup, my outpoured life,
That you may live abundantly anew.
This is my gift; do as I do.
Be me, for I am with you
And life is yours."

Elizabeth Grantham, R.S.C.J.
Province of England - Wales

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.  If you have a favorite poem written by an alum or RSCJ that you would like to share, please send to AASH PAST PRESIDENT MER 

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