Blue, green, and red Easter eggs
chocolate rabbit in cellophane
not a sound
it was so quiet
mother lying unfound
beside the broken chimney
on the flat part of the shed roof
short-sleeved dress in coarse linen
the dress puckered at the sleeves
brown wedge shoes
Easter Sunday, April 13, 1952
when I was in fourth grade,
anyuka took sleeping pills
the linden tree: Maikäfer
grandmother’s wash line
willow catkins in bomb craters
Easter lilies in bloom
Lilium Longiflorum – Wikimedia Creative Commons
First Published In – Black Grass, poetry collection by Ilona Martonfi (Broken Rules Press, 2012)
Guest Author Bio
Ilona Martonfi Author of two poetry books, Blue Poppy, (Coracle Press, 2009.) Black Grass, (Broken Rules Press 2012). Published in Vallum, Accenti, The Fiddlehead, Serai. Founder/producer of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Readings, co-founder of Lovers and Others. QWF 2010 Community Award.
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