An Easter Flower Gift

O dearest bloom the seasons know, 
Flowers of the Resurrection blow, 
Our hope and faith restore; 
And through the bitterness of death 
And loss and sorrow, breathe a breath 
Of life forevermore! 

The thought of Love Immortal blends 
With fond remembrances of friends; 
In you, O sacred flowers, 
By human love made doubly sweet, 
The heavenly and the earthly meet, 
The heart of Christ and ours!

       – John Greenleaf Whittier

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