Nostalgic Easter Eggs

 

NaPoWriMo DAY NINE 9 April 2020

NOSTALGIC EGGS

O

it’s

Easter

once again

the Diocese sent an

envelope PASXALIA holding

sacred-image stickers and red

powder, we’ll color Easter eggs

deep blood-red, Greek-style

to console us while

we’re far away

now

 

 

This

time no

family, friends

grill lamb entrails

KOKORETSI on charcoal

in the sun-flooded yard, no

 armfuls of fresh mint, dill, parsley

baby onions from the garden

lemons plucked from the tree

no more honey-dripping

bakhlava, no

retsina

 

 

no

aroma of 

CAFEDAKI GLICO

scent of aniseed, olives

no ringing out of laughter

no happy chatter, shared stories

no grey-striped cat giving birth in an 

abandoned terracotta amphora

pointed ears peeking over its 

rim, kittens hidden from

sight, daring trust

in life

 

no

blooming

bougainvillea

framing a white porch 

paint peeling, no chance to visit the 

blue-domed church imbued with incense 

 frescoed walls resounding with holy chants

no joyous announcing XRISTOS ANESTI

walking home together carrying

blessed candles flaming

through the

night

 

 

6 thoughts on “Nostalgic Easter Eggs

    1. Thank you Barbara! Except I could not transfer the Easter egg shapes into the blog. Can’t find “select all” button/icon that would allow me to re-center-align.
      Just upgraded to WordPress Personal from Free plan but that didn’t change this.
      Your blog is lovely. What plan did you pick? How and where are you btw?🍃🥀

      Liked by 1 person

  1. I especially appreciate the specificity: “no grey-striped cat giving birth in an

    abandoned terracotta amphora

    pointed ears peeking over its

    rim, kittens hidden from

    sight, daring trust..”

    Like

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