Good Friday In Spring Equinox - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul
Good Friday is a festival, comes once in a year,
It is celebrated by world people with their tear.
It is observed sadly during April and March,
This is near to spring equinox, Earth does parch.
It is a commemoration of Jesus Christ’s passion,
It is for his crucifixion, death and compassion.
His suffering and death turns out of God’s promise,
It is for eternal life and heaven’s wish.
Heaven is such where God’s kingdom is,
And that makes it good, hence Good Friday is.
On this Friday Jesus’ mission on Earth was accomplished,
He was the God’s son, sin, sorrow he had abolished.
It is a day of sadness; Churches become empty, dark,
Idols are covered with black cloth by priests spark.
At afternoon candles are lighted, sermon is chanted.
Devotees listen through priests and are enchanted.
Many devotional followers meditate, chant prayer silently,
They abstain from meat, drink, and keep fast attentively.
Good Friday occurs in holy week preceding Easter Day,
Greeting cards are sent before Maundy Thursday.
Many Christians in India and abroad attain this festival,
Ritual burial is carried out with procession of Jesus’ idol.
A bitter drink is prepared from leaves and other ingredient,
All taste this, feel fraternity and become person lenient.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Equinox – time of date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when the day and night are of equal length
Parch – become hot or dry
Commemoration – keep in memory by celebration
Passion – strong emotion
Compassion – pity for the suffering of others
Spark – witty or lively person
Sermon – spoken or written discourse on religion or moral etc.
Chant –song/ sing
Enchant – charm
Abstain – remain from indulging in
Burial – burying of a dead body
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