23 March 2008

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed, alleluia!


I got me flowers to straw thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.

The sun arising in the East,
Though he give light, and the East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising they presume.

Can there be any day but this,
Though many suns to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we miss:
There is but one, and that one ever.
(George Herbert, Easter)

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