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Below is the poem entitled THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER LILY which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The end of the beginning drew very near so Jesus went to pray in the garden, Heavy was His pure heart, bruised by burden, And olive trees soon misted with His tears. He knelt beside a patch of lavender, Roses dropped petals asking for pardon, Sand only softened, refused to harden, While poppies bent their heads closer to hear. Evening deepened as Son talked to Father, Geraniums paled, His pain they could see, Daises bowed low to man’s sinless brother, Gethsemane kneeled to the Rabboni. Seeded by grace, grew a blessed flower, ~A blossom of hope, the Easter lily~
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death, "he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour migh pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “Everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 34-36 By Cyndi MacMillan for Linda Marie's Easter Inspirations Contest ABOUT THIS POEM I researched the garden of Gethsemane, and all the flowers save for the Easter Lily could very well have grown there on the night before the crucifixion. The Easter Lily is NOT mentioned in scripture (though lilies are mentioned often throughout the bible). This poem is written with the intent to honor our Lamb, and not as an accurate representation of Christ’s anguished hours. This is mixed sonnet. It has an Italian octave and a Sicilian sestet.

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 7:00:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your well deserved win in Linda-Marie's "Easter Inspiration" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 9:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Cyndi! Love, Kim Have a blessed Easter.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Cyndi congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Beautifully written. Congradulations on the lovely win.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Cyndi xx

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:15:00 PM
    WOW! Exceptional! So beautiful and uplifing! Congratulations on your win, Cyndi! A deserved recognition! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 5:30:00 PM
    congrats Cyndi on sweet success for this ultra lovely entry and phhoto ..lilies are a fav flower of mine luv.. appreciate support too..

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 7:44:00 PM
    A weigh of sorrow laced with beauty..num num Mama-san going to sleep! Will catch up to morrow! Light & Love my little chicks Mom & girl

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Cyndi this is so beautiful. It's going in my Favs. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:30:00 AM
    Oh wow..Cyndi thats not even going to try this contest now.. lol...this is surely a winner xxx Hugs