Friday, February 12, 2010

Gathering the Palms

The palms requested
gathered from their homes
coming back to church
for another yearly reminder
the palms of the prior year
the ashes that we burn
remembering the way of his passion
not just the coming into the city, triumphant
but the way of the cross as well

February 12, 2010
requested palms from last Palm Sunday
to be brought to church on February 14, 2010
burning the palms, making the ashes
for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010;
did the same thing, February 25, 2009

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