Poems, Poetry & Quotes


Easter is a Christian holiday when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Poetry is an excellent way of expressing our thoughts at this time of thought and celebration.

You may wish to use poetry during an Easter service, for your own meditation, or as a family reading on Easter Day.

You will find a wide selection of Poems about Easter at Poem4Today.

Happy Easter

The tulips in the garden
Are wearing yellow hats;
The pussywillows by the brook
Have fur like any cats'.
The bee is honey hunting;
The robin's chirp is gay;
And all the world is singing,
"Oh happy Easter Day!"

Easter Poems

easter eggs

Easter falls in the Spring which is the season of renewal. Easter eggs, bunnies, baby chicks and lilies are all symbols of rebirth. Traditionally we used dyed or painted chicken eggs but kids prefer the more modern custom of giving chocolate eggs or plastic eggs filled with candy.

Easter 2020, falls on Sunday April 12, 2020.

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I hope you enjoy these two christian inspirational poems that I have chosen, both with a religious theme.

An Easter Prayer

God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing.

And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power.

And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
Luing dormant in our hearts.

And give us ears to hear, dear God
the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful
than man's often empty words.

Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair
'Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in his care.'

~ Helen Steiner Rice

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 and breath
Of life forevermore!

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

~ John Greenleaf Whittier


I got me flowers to straw Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought'st Thy sweets along with Thee.
Yet though my flowers be lost, they say
A heart can never come too late;
Teach it to sing Thy praise this day,
And then this day my life shall date.

~ George Herbert (1593-1632)

Easter Time

Easter time is here again, but many do not know,
What this time really means, or what happened long ago.
Foiled eggs and chocolate treats, are masking the good news,
We get to take its holidays, but its message we may lose.

How many children know the truth, or parents teach the word,
The story of Jesus as a man, who came to save the world.
Our sins he bore on the cross, to save our souls from hell,
He rose from death to help man, spread words of God to tell.

Let our hearts fill with joy, as it's meaning understood,
To be with God for evermore, in presence of such good.
Our fleeting life upon this world, is just a moment past,
But taking Gods's wondrous gife, it won't be our last.

The Jelly Bean Prayer for Easter

Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for a new tomorrow.

A handful of jelly beans,
Colourful and sweet,
Is a prayer, a promise,
A loved one's treat!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Resurrection, The Easter Story

They slept, who should have guarded,
And watched over his tomb,
But he 'rose up" and none did see
His rebirth from this womb,
His spirit graced the garden,
His final act was done,
He was "The Resurrection"
His victory had been won.

~ Ernestine Northover

Poems About Easter

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Let not your heart be troubled
Let not your soul be sad
Easter is a time of joy
When all hearts should be glad
Glad to know that Jesus Christ
Made it possible for men
To have their sins forgiven
And, like Him, to love again
So at this joyous season
May the wondrous Easter Story
Renew our faith so we may be
Partakers of His glory

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Inspirational Easter Poem

Once upon a time there was
a baby virgin born
Whose perfect life would end
as the sacred veil was torn
His death and resurrection
would millennia inspire
His message of grace and hope and love
would set the world on fire
Eternal life He sought to bring
by stepping down from Heaven
Mankind can scarcely understand
the Gift we have been given
So accept His loving sacrifice
by trusting in His grace
And know that you will one day meet
this Savior face to face

Easter Joy

Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.

Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.

He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.

Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.

Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We'll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.

So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!

~ Joanna Fuchs

Beneath Thy Cross

Am I a stone, and not a sheep,
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath thy cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood's slow loss,
And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;
Not so the thief was moved;

Not so the Sun and Moon
Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon--
I, only I.

Yet give not o'er,
But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
And smite a rock.

~ Christina Rossetti

Christian Easter Poem: The Shadow of the Cross

At the drowsy dusk when the shadows creep
From the golden west, where the sunbeams sleep,
An angel mused: "Is there good or ill
In the mad world's heart, since on Calvary's hill
'Round the cross a mid-day twilight fell
That darkened earth and o'ershadowed hell?"
Through the streets of a city the angel sped;
Like an open scroll men's hearts he read.
In a monarch's ear his courtiers lied
And humble faces hid hearts of pride.
Men's hate waxed hot, and their hearts grew cold,
As they haggled and fought for the lust of gold.
Despairing, he cried, "After all these years
Is there naught but hatred and strife and tears?"
He found two waifs in an attic bare;
-- A single crust was their meagre fare --
One strove to quiet the other's cries,
And the love-light dawned in her famished eyes
As she kissed the child with a motherly air:
"I don't need mine, you can have my share."
Then the angel knew that the earthly cross
And the sorrow and shame were not wholly loss.
At dawn, when hushed was earth's busy hum
And men looked not for their Christ to come,
From the attic poor to the palace grand,
The King and the beggar went hand in hand.

~ John McCrae (1872-1918)

Easter Poem: Hang It On The Cross

If you have a secret sorrow,
a burden or a loss,
An aching need for healing...
Hang it on the Cross.
If worry steals your sleep
and makes you turn and toss,
If your heart is feeling heavy...
Hang it on the Cross.
Every obstacle to faith
or doubt you come across,
Every prayer unanswered...
Hang it on the Cross.
For Christ has borne
our brokenness
and dearly paid the cost
To turn our trials to triumph...
Hanging on the Cross

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.

An Easter Offering

I watched a lily through the Lenten-tide;
From when its emerald sheath first pierced the mould.
I saw the satin blades uncurl, unfold,
And, softly upward, stretch with conscious pride
Toward the fair sky. At length, the leaves beside,
There came a flower beauteous to behold,
Breathing of purest joy and peace untold;
Its radiance graced the Easter altar-side.
And in my heart there rose a sense of shame
That I, alas, no precious gift had brought
Which could approach the beauty of this thing--
I who had sought to bear the Master's name!
Humbly I bowed while meek repentance wrought,
With silent tears, her chastened offering.

~ Blanche Burbank

Sing, World, Sing!

Now in chilly places
Where the snow had been,
Wood and field and hollow,
Easter flowers begin.

Now a bud is opened,
Now a leaf uncurled;
Spring is in the sweet wind
Walking down the world.

Snowdrops in the garden,
Violets on the hills,
Cowslips in the meadow,
Dancing daffodils

Seem to lift their faces,
Softly whispering,
"Easter's nearly here, now -
Sing, world, sing!"

~ Nancy Byrd Turner

More than Easter bunnies
And chocolate eggs galore.
Is the cross of Calvary
The sacrifice of our Lord
For Jesus is the reason,
We all can celebrate
And come to Him to freely receive
His love and saving grace.

~ M.S. Lowndes

Easter Day

Christ the Lord is risen today!
Angels rolled the stone away
From the tomb wherein He lay!

Little children, come and sing,
"Glory, glory to the King
Christ the Lord of everything!"

~ Evaleen Stein

Meeting The Easter Bunny

On Easter morn at early dawn
before the cocks were crowing
I met a bob-tail bunnykin
and asked where he was going.
"Tis in the house and out the house
a-tipsy, tipsy-toeing,
Tis round the house and 'bout the house
a-lightly I am going."
"But what is that of every hue
you carry in your basket?"
"Tis eggs of gold and eggs of blue;
I wonder that you ask it.
Tis chocolate eggs and bonbon eggs
and eggs of red and gray,
For every child in every house
on bonny Easter day."
He perked his ears and winked his eye
and twitched his little nose;
He shook his tail-- what tail he had --
and stood up on his toes.
"I must be gone before the sun;
the east is growing gray;
Tis almost time for bells to chime." --
So he hippity-hopped away.

~ Rowena Bennett

Our Prayer for Easter

O Jesus, our beloved companion, and glow of our inspiration. We thank thee on this
glorious Easter morn for guiding our lives and protecting our homes and families.
And for sharing with us the warmth of thine unseen presence. We thank thee, O
brother, for being our way to the father, for lighting our pathway to the spring,
the source from whence all beauty, peace and life endlessly flow.

In this miraculous season of rebirth; as the flowers and the trees and the grasses
emerge from winter's slumber; as the butterflies and dragonflies take to the
breeze once again; as creatures big and small nurture a new generation of
babies; and as the days grow longer, the nights warmer, and the skies bluer;

We thank thee, O Jesus, for bringing us together with our friends and loved ones
on this Easter holiday, in order that we might recall thine owm marvelous
rebirth, so long ago--when the task of thy temporal ministry had drawn
to a close and our father, by his grace unto us, did bring thee back to
life and unto that dimension which is his own, which is all around us,
and which is called heaven; that ye shalt dwelleth by our side as our
unseen but ever-present protector and counselor for the rest of these days.

And lastly, O Jesus, even as thou hast steadfastly protected us, we
humbly reaffirm our promise to protect the gifts of nature and
tranquility that our father hath bestowed upon us.

And so, it is in thy name, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.

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