Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tenebrae and Paschal Candle (Poems)


pured pitch, the heart beat
ebbing, stilled,
our earth's quake,
one candle to foreshadow
from death the rising.

Paschal Candle

through night, fire kindles
one white light
our light joins
in his presence, our voices
releasing to song.

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas

Other Easter poems: "What Lifts From Darkness" and "Nard".

Photo Credit: Gennadiy via


Anonymous said...

together waiting

Glynn said...

And it begins. Beautiful Easter poems, Maureen.

Kathleen Overby said...

Words to compliment the contemplative.

Kathleen Overby said...

Words to compliment the contemplative.

S. Etole said...

Your Easter poems have touched my heart deeply.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

I think I must really be ready for Easter, Maureen. I particularly like the Paschal Candle poem.

Laura said...

Waiting with. Tomorrow the stone rolls away. Such wonder.

Hyde Park Poetry Palace said...

moving words.
well done.

signed...bkm said...

A beautiful piece for Holy Saturday the lighting of candles and of soul ...for a glorious Easter Sunday...bkm

kingfisher said...

Thank you very much for your Easter poems. You've gotten a lot of meaning into a very few words!

I pray that you may see the signs of Easter in your life every day, and not just one day on the liturgical calendar!

(I had hoped to post an Easter message on my blog, but instead was asked to help out a teacher friend by creating a graphic to frame the photo of her class.)

Jerry said...

"in his presense our voices releasing to song"...never thought of the releasing before, but it happens. Beautiful.