Sunday, 1 April 2018

White Easter

Poets at Easter sharpen their pens
and to celebrate the religious feast
they’ll write poems about parades,
chocolate eggs or a white bonnet.

Written in rhyme or blank verse
or as a lyrical Petrarchan sonnet,
to which readers are not averse,
they will include many metaphors.

A figure of speech that we know
which we relate to the Easter hat
is that white represents the snow
and that is just what we may get.

We weren’t expecting a cold snap
as we are in the middle of spring
and the birds are cheerily singing.
We must conclude it is a mishap.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.