Happy Easter!

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by Lucy Larcom,
The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom


Breaks the joyful Easter dawn,
Clearer yet, and stronger;
Winter from the world has gone,
Death shall be no longer!
Far away good angels drive
Night and sin and sadness;
Earth awakes in smiles, alive,
With her dear Lord’s gladness.

Roused by Him from dreary hours,
Under snow-drifts chilly,
In His hand He brings the flowers,
Brings the rose and lily,
Every little buried bud
Into life He raises;
Every wild-flower of the wood
Chants the dear Lord’s praises.

Open, happy hours of Spring,
For the Sun has risen!
Through the sky glad voices ring,
Calling you from prison,
Little children dear, look up!
Toward His brightness pressing,
Lift up every heart, a cup
For the dear Lord’s blessing!


More Links About Lucy:

Lucy Larcom’s Biography

Lucy Larcom Published Works

Timeline of Lucy Larcom’s Life

  • Carol McGrath
    March 29, 2016

    Thank you for posting this lovely Easter poem. I have shared it with my family. I am related to Lucy Larcom. My maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Kendall Larcom.
    Carol McGrath

  • Adam LARCOM
    April 1, 2018

    Hey Jen,

    Hi I’m Adam LARCOM from Melbourne, Australia.
    I also researched our family tree and have been sent a few years ago an artefact from John LARCOM who was on the HMS Avenger. John was a gunner for the English Navy and not only survived a shipwreck off the coast of Africa in the 1800s but saved the Captain from drowning. The story was documented in the London Times.
    Several LARCOM’s immigrated to both Australia and the US during the 1800s.

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