A short poem about the meaning of Easter by Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99):
Most glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin;
And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye,
Being with Thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
May live for ever in felicity!
And that Thy love we weighing worthily,
May likewise love Thee for the same againe;
And for Thy sake, that all lyke deare didst buy,
With love may one another entertayne!
So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought,
—Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
A Poem by Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99)
In medieval England and into the Elizabethan era, Easter was a more important religious festival than Christmas.
In his poem, Spenser writes about the love of Jesus Christ and sacrificing himself on the Cross for humanity.
He reflects, we should take our ‘lesson’ from Christ and practise love towards one another.
This religious poem even becomes romantic at the end.
And on this note, from all of us:
Happy Easter & Love from Pairfum