Easter Haiku – a poem by R.A. Lott

Easter Haiku

White cherries bloom
Through all the world. To them too:
“Hail, He is risen.”

Lilies trumpeting,
For Solomon shall be arrayed
Like one of these.

No rose yet,
But between the thorns,
The rosebud.

The old apple seed
Dies in the earth. Up springs
The Tree in blossom.

Winter passes.
Steadfast in the snow
Stands the Evergreen.


By day R.A. Lott works in academic administration at the University of Toronto, and by night she writes and translates poetry. Her pieces have appeared in First Things, Christian Century, and a number of smaller periodicals.

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