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Poem by Edmund Spenser


Easter


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. 



Edmund Spenser


Edmund Spenser's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 38. ARion, When Through Tempests Cruel Wracke
  2. Sonnet 25. HOw Long Shall This Lyke Dying Lyfe Endure
  3. Whilst It Is Prime
  4. Sonnet 48. INnocent Paper Whom Too Cruell Hand
  5. Sonnet 81. Fayre Is My Loue, When Her Fayre Golden Heares


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Herbert Easter ("Rise, heart, thy lord is risen. Sing his praise")
  • Emily Johnson Easter ("Lent gathers up her cloak of sombre shading")
  • Joyce Kilmer Easter ("The air is like a butterfly")
  • Katharine Tynan Easter ("Bring flowers to strew His way")

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