Alexander Averin

Sunday 12 April 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

An Easter Sunday morning walk beside the precious mountain stream
amongst the carpets of sweet celandine and purple violets at their edge.
Peeping shyly, hiding, coy and timid in their beauty.
While clumps of primroses, so full and brightly yellow are
not the least bit bashful of their hue as they
compete with golden daffodils along the river’s bank.
While all around is greening and every plant and shrub is budding, simply bursting into life.
And all the while the river sings her song
and birds join in the chorus as she flows.
But I detect a brightness in their tune,
a tinkling sound of joyfulness is in their melody,
as if they too can tell it’s Spring and
they can also see and feel God’s beauty in our midst.

Cait O’Connor


Martha said...


Happy Easter

Tess Kincaid said...

What a glorious walk! Happy Easter, to you and yours!

Pipany said...

Happy Easter Sunday to you Cait. Lovely, lovely blog post x

Kim said...

Gorgeous. Happy Easter to you, Cait.

Frances said...

Cait, thank you for bringing your spring all the way to this city. I was able to feel nature's gift.

Thank you, also, for letting us read your short short story. I would want to read more when you wish to post them.

Happy Easter! xo


Oh, the joys of nature.I enjoyed that lovely walk,Cait. Its such a wonderful time of year, full of hope and renewal,new growth and promise.

ds said...

Lovely, lovely; thank you. I've left you something on my blog.

Pondside said...

I hope your Easter was as lovely as your Easter card, Cait. I also hope you're feeling much better today!

Jude said...

How lovely, and I love pansies!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I hope you enjoyed a most joyous and beautiful Easter, Cait!

Lane Mathias said...


And your header picture is glorious. x

Mary-Laure said...

What an exquisite post!

I also love your gorgeous top banner.

Exmoorjane said...

That is very beautifully written, Cait - and very true. The birds really do seem to know that the change is all around us. I do hope you're feeling better soon...
I too love your top banner...

Irish Eyes said...

Absolutely lovely, and love the Paul Henry picture

Sam Fox said...

As ever, a lovely post - you take us with you to so many great places - thank you!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Dear Cait,
Yes, that's a Pre-Raphaelite artist, who did the painting, at the top of my Dear Same Old Sally post. I too, love it.

And if you click on the little {blue} 'Source,' under the painting... It will take you to the Net site, where I got this Waterhouse painting from. And a lovely, lovely site, it is. :-)

Gentle hugs,
'Aunt Amelia'

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

And a lovely, lovely post - this is! Oh how wonderful to be surrounded by this much Spring, already.

Not so here, as yet. We're colder, I guess.

But it will come... It will come... :-)

'Aunt Amelia'

CAMILLA said...

My apologies for arriving here late Cait, just catching up.

I adore the picture, and enjoyed reading the lovely walk.

A wonderful post Cait.


Annie said...

I just discovered your lovely page! It is still the Easter season, so I can respond to your beautiful poem with, "Happy Easter!"

Ann Applegarth
Roswell, New Mexico, USA