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Palm Sunday

13 Apr

A small gray cloud, framed in bright blue sky;

A shadow cast, caught in a light breeze, brushes my cheek.

I emerge from the edge of moon light’s nightmare.

Birds gliding in tandem swoop past me,

Heralding my release with songs from heaven on outstretched wings.

Flight in graceful pantomime

For acceptance of amends, for time served,

And for time ongoing;

I feel the palms beneath my feet.

As dark shadow and I,

For the last time,

Will ever meet.

 

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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Lent, Prose Poetry, religion

 

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43 responses to “Palm Sunday

  1. Susan

    April 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Wow. Wait a minute while I am reeling from your words, the winged flight, the entry to the Passover sedar that was to be His last on this earth. The celebrations this week are uplifting too.

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  2. Susan

    April 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Midweek Motif this week will be about Holy Days and holiness, what makes them so.

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  3. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Yes let the Season be its best yet, without fear of a cleansing and Passionate “Spring” …as we approach ordinary times 🙂

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  4. Sumana Roy

    April 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    i sense a kind of wonderful and peaceful freedom, relief and release in your lines….we do need to cast away all dark shadows…

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  5. Audrey Howitt

    April 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    There is a wonderful sense of a coming to terms with one’s fate here–and that acceptance can be so healing for all of us–thank you!

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  6. Paul F. Lenzi

    April 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    sublime

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  7. brian miller

    April 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    very cool reflection on easter’s approach…happy palm sunday….
    smiling at the redemption from the shadow…

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  8. gillena

    April 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Palm Sunday is certainly a good time for reflection;
    please visit my Sunday meme at Lunch Break to sign in and share your beautiful Palm Sunday poem

    http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/2014/04/1426.html

    much love…

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  9. moondustwriter

    April 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    only one knew of the days to come…
    Beautiful and somber
    thank you
    Something Pink

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  10. Tatius

    April 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Wonderful words and message

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  11. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Yes…

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  12. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you for your visit.

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  13. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    April 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    for the last time..and accepting it. wonderful.

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  14. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you and yes I did stop by… 🙂

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  15. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Amen!

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  16. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    🙂

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  17. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Especially the “Tempter’s”
    🙂

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  18. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    🙂

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  19. ZQ

    April 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    🙂

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  20. Mary

    April 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    You know….this is my favorite poem of yours EVER. Really inspiring. Gives me chills. Thank you for this Palm Sunday poem.

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  21. Sherry Blue Sky

    April 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    “the edge of moon light’s nightmare” and the swooping birds……this is one of my faves of yours, too, kiddo……..it really swoops a few great laps around the sky. “for time served, for time ongoing” really speaks to me. You and I, my friend, have logged enough hours to be cut a few breaks. We live in hope!

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  22. Grace

    April 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    A beautiful uplifting write and just perfect for today, Palm Sunday ~ Sometimes we need the shadows to make appreciate the light and accept our amends ~

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  23. gillena

    April 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Lunch Break

    much love…

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  24. Gabriella

    April 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This is a great poem, ZQ! Very thought-provoking and fitting for today.

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  25. drpkp

    April 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Lovely, elegant write 🙂

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  26. Colleen@LooseLeafNotes

    April 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Flightful and grounded at the same time. I can see those palms flapping.

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  27. Rallentanda

    April 14, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Holy Week is a time of mixed emotions spinning from joy to the impending shadow of suffering and then on and upwards outstretched wing soaring high. Lovely poem !

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  28. anjuartwriter

    April 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

    touching lines with amazing imagery and ‘swooping action’ birds captured in motion’ enlightens the scene and affects the soul.The word ‘release may denote ‘freedom from the hardships of the clayey bond’

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  29. Kim

    April 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The entire piece is powerful and image-filled. The last two lines are spectacular.

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  30. Ankita

    April 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Lovely write, ZQ! 🙂

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  31. humbird

    April 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    ‘I emerge from the edge of moon..’ ~ I like your fresh viewpoint ~ ‘I feel the palms beneath my feet.’ – me too sometimes…:)

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  32. Nonnie USA

    April 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    your words soar! first time here, glad I came from Gattina’s Lunch Break.

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  33. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    🙂

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  34. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

    🙂

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  35. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:13 am

    It was My pleasure… Nice break 🙂

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  36. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Thank G.

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  37. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Thank you pkp 🙂

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  38. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    🙂

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  39. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Yes! …and thank you

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  40. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    🙂

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  41. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

    🙂

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  42. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

    🙂

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  43. ZQ

    April 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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