Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Lord is risen



Only just today discovered Malcolm Guite's poetry, through Julia Bolton Holloway sharing his work on Facebook.

Oh my, you are in for a treat!

He has written just the best villanelle for Easter Day, and a cracking good sonnet as well. Superb.

His poems are here.

The beautiful picture he posted with the last stanza of the villanelle, he credited to Lancia Smith. So I went along to her website and - oh, wow! That's wonderful too! Look - here.

Well, what wonderful discoveries. Those'll do me for Easter eggs.  Hatched and cheeping.

Thanks, Julia, for the heads-up.

The Lord is risen - he is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Happy Easter everybody.

xx

12 comments:

Suze said...

Happy Easter to you.

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

Roberta Desalle said...

I want to thank you, Pen, for introducing me to Malcolm Guite's poetry. Just when I was lamenting the purely ceremonial rituals of Easter, I was enlivened (raised up) by the beauty and heart-felt feelings in his poem and villanelle.
A blessed Easter to you.

Pen Wilcock said...

:0D

Lovely, isn't it! x

Rebecca said...

Happy Easter, Pen. Winding down by spending the evening (well, night actually) in my mother's room at the nursing home. She had a rough patch today, and I feel better being here with her.

Pen Wilcock said...

May you and she be blessed. x

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Thank you, I love good, and especially good religious, poetry :-)
Blessed Easter to you and yours, Pen x

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

MaryR said...

A tad late and I hope you had a peaceful Easter, Pen, but I had to come on and say I discovered Malcolm Guite a while ago and can't get enough of it, as it really speaks to me. Glad to see you recommending him.

Pen Wilcock said...

:0)

Wonderful poetry, interesting man.

x

Pilgrim said...

I have really liked his poetry for a few years now. I cried when I first came across his Stations of the Cross on his blog. I assumed you all knew each other over there! The amazing thing is how much of it he gives away free....

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx