Scenes from an Easter Week

Scenes from Easter Week

The press of crowds in the Holy City

For the Feast of the Passover

And One comes to claim a throne

Seated on a donkey

He is silent but

Speaks by his actions

Drawing acclamation and praise from those along the way. Then the silence of an upper room a ritual feast renewed feet washed bread broken a commandment given s trust betrayed a hymn sung prayer and loneliness in a garden a quick arrest

Then unspeakable violence and torture

Then a surrender of breath.

It is finished and then

A deposition

Three long days

And then

An empty tomb

And rejoicing.


Dan Verner

April 13, 2019

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