Mentioned many times in the Bible, the white lily symbolizes purity, rebirth, new beginnings and hope and is most often associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ as observed on Easter. In Pagan traditions, the Easter lily is associated with motherhood and is often gifted to mothers as a symbol of gratitude.
Oakley Mae. Congratulations Colleen.
An extra Tanka just for Colleen and her great granddaughter.
A great granddaughter
Sitting amongst the flowers
Such a miracle
You beat the odds Oakley Mae
Healthy and happy today. © willowdot21
I have chosen an Abhanga for the prompt. The theme I am using is birth and death. The rebirth of ressaurection and the new life of a baby. The Lily and Oakley Mae being my inspiration.
We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. It is customary to title your poetry.
Gratitude for motherhood
The Lily sign of rebirth
Easter greetings bring great myrth
New life restored.
Such purity and beauty
Splashed with the blood of Jesus
Or a sheet with birth mucus
Birth and death mix.
Tomb is empty he is risen
Our new hope, like a new babe
Rebirth raises from the grave
We are now blessed.