Short Poems For Easter Weekend

Good Friday
shadows of trees
on the road

Holy Week
lily plant waits
to bloom


for my mother

The background is red
her hair has become silver
and her dress is rust.
Her smile these days is pure gold
and her eyes sparkle anew.

(Published first in Time of Singing, 1993)

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

blue sky
with cotton clouds

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams


Claude Monet – The Walk, Lady with a Parsol, 1875

From 120 Great Impressionist Paintings,
courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler.