An Easter Offering

by Anna Blanch on April 17, 2011

Caris Brooke was a psuedonym used by E.Nesbit’s elder half-sister, Saretta Green. This is a poem from the Easter-tide collection from 1888. It was a collection published by E.P Dutton.

 DEAR Lord I have no Easter flowers to bring,
No roses fresh, nor lilies dewy sweet,
Yet still one offering I may gladly bear
And lay rejoicing at Thy dearest feet.
Enfold my weary love in Thy sweet will,
And keep it closely to Thy pierced side,
 So shall I rest, nor sad and helpless mourn.
While safe in Thee my love and I abide.
— Caris Brooke. 
Anna M  Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland. She is writing her doctoral thesis on E.Nesbit. She is also a regular contributor to Transpositions.

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