Monday, March 19, 2018

The Lent Lily

Often called the herald of springtime,
 the beautiful yellow Daffodil
is traditionally known as "The Lent Lily"

'Tis spring; come out to ramble
The hilly brakes around,
For under thorn and bramble
About the hollow ground
The primroses are found.

And there's the windflower chilly
With all the winds at play,
And there's the Lenten lily
That has not long to stay
And dies on Easter day.

And since till girls go maying
You find the primrose still,
And find the windflower playing
With every wind at will,
but not the daffodil.

Bring baskets now, and sally
Upon the spring's array,
And bear from hill and valley
The daffodil away
That dies on Easter day.

"Flowers For Mother"
A painting by Donald Zolan

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the
Word of our God will stand forever."
Isaiah 40:8

"The Lent Lily"
A.E. Housman 

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