Easter Octain

(8 lines, 3 days, one grateful girl) 



Here, hold my heart with outstretched hands –
east to west, my forgiveness found.
Take my troubles upon your crown.

You left this earth a fallen man,
a risen king, my hope to sing,
a given grace, where I might land.

I’ve gathered fear and laid it down.
Please, hold my heart in nail-scarred hands.



Victoria’s teaching us a new (to me) form over at dVerse. Come play! 


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20 Responses to Easter Octain

  1. Candy says:

    Happy Easter De!

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  3. Bodhirose says:

    Tender and poignant, De. A most beautiful and personal Easter Octain.

  4. How wonderful, De. I love the prayerfulness of this. Hope you enjoyed the form–you rendered it so well. Blessed Easter, De..

  5. Grace says:

    Perfect for Easter De ~ Love each line, filled with grace and hope ~

    Happy Easter !!!!

  6. kim881 says:

    Wow – love that final lime! Happy Easter, De!

  7. Kathy Reed says:

    Lovely poem, De 🙂

  8. Waltermarks says:

    Thanks Whimzy. He is indeed the risen King! Happy Easter!

  9. My favourite poem this year. This one goes in my daybook. You are incredibly talented. I LOVE the way you play with words and then weave them into something absolutely precious! Sigh. Thank you. (And I want to purchase your book!!)

  10. Mary says:

    This is absolutely stunning, De! Captures ALL that Easter is so beautifully. He HAS risen! Easter blessings to you.

  11. I wouldn’t have expected anything else from you! Your heart and faith sustain you and I am as blessed being your friend. Contemplative and heartfelt! Just like you!

  12. blogoratti says:

    Delightful to read that. Warm Easter greetings!

  13. This is a poem and a prayer..Happy Easter. My spirit rose while reading it. So appropriate. Well done as to form as well.

  14. ShirleyB says:

    Beautiful, De. You’ve captured the spirit of Easter in fine form.

  15. De wmsz says:

    Wonderful! This is the first De with one ‘e’ I have found.

  16. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Beautifully written 🙂 Happy Easter De ❤

  17. Bryan Ens says:

    I’ve seen a few great Good Friday poems with this form, and now you’ve given voice to the Resurrection. Beautiful!

  18. SMiLes..
    i’m sure
    one who
    says the
    meek wiLL
    inherit earth
    and last shall
    be first..
    a crOwn’S
    gRain oF

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