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     (Easter, 1972)

the rooftops blending
their soft subtle colors
where the sun bounces
with a million intentions
flowing off gently
into the felted fields
the quilted Landschaft
now silky striped
while the sun climbs behind a cloud
giving pause
to the alpen easter morning sunrise
then reappearing
as if a fallen Christ

the devoted years
reflected in these patterns
shining in the sunrise radiance
it is a holy Christian hour
in the houses
night-timers sleep
the rebirth of this day

to them
it is enough
to get to church on time