Season of Easter 2018

The Easter Gift

Subtle, the morning light —
gray skies
brighten for a moment
then settle back
to gray

spring is slow
to come this year

the promise
of new life
waxes and wanes
under the heaviness
of frost and snow

Yet, I am offered an Easter Gift —

  Resurrection Joy
warms my inner dwelling place 

I Know

Love that conquers death &

Peace that overshadows my doubt

Hope bursts through
the frozen clay
of my heart.

(Lara Stoudt)