The red amaryllis bud started to open on April 6.
It reached full bloom during holy week.
I love the way the sunlight shines through the petals.
She reaches her full beauty on Good Friday.
I practice resurrection when I see what has been brought to life right in front of me.
When I see leaves bright with new green.
When I see velvet petals unfold until they are a burst of brilliance.
How does the amaryllis know when to bloom?
She is acquainted with the mystery of resurrection.
For the full text of Wendall Berry's poem, go here.