Easter Poems about Jesus

Each of the Easter Poems about Jesus on this page is written by a different poet.

These sacred poems span the whole of the Christian Easter period from Ash Wednesday through to Easter Sunday.
If you are looking for a poem specifically about the Easter Sunday celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, please scroll down the page to find the relevant link.

The poets find power in their relationship with Jesus. Their words convey the holiness of this annual remembrance of the Easter story.

Ash Wednesday

The first day of Lent and the Easter period is called Ash Wednesday.
In this Easter poem, Kathryn Timpany shares the possibility this day can offer us

ash wednesday

first the fire
then the blurring
then the melting
then the collapsing in on itself
then the embers
then the ashes
then the dust

sometimes death
stretches us
beyond our easy dreams
skews beauty and
disfigures delight

sometimes
crossed on a forehead
or against a lowering sky
it becomes
a flash
of possibility
a pause
a promise



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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter Sunday.

The Gospel reading speaks of what was to become known as the Last Supper.

Jesus breaks bread with his disciples on the night before Passover.

He washes their feet.

In all Catholic churches and in many other Christian churches there is a re-enactment of the washing of the feet. The priest washes the feet of (some) members of the congregation.

In this one of the Easter Poems about Jesus, poet Jonathan Bryan shares the powerful question, "How can my master be my servant too?"

Maundy Thursday

How can my master be my servant too?

Stooping, untying sandals caked with grime,

In tender strength his hands my feet renew,

His garment white is soiled in drying mine,

With laughter, celebrations fill the air,

Punctuated by sombre lifted cup,

Imbued new meaning to salvation share,

Away stole stealthy satan covered up,

He breaks, dividing bread the mystery,

Off’ring redemption’s sacrifice for all,

Into the darkness, hymns from slavery,

Up mount we climb in silence of nightfall,

Shall I my master all in this deny?

The rest may go, but surely Lord, not I!

(c) Jonathan Bryan


It is my pleasure to be reading alongside Jonathan Bryan at Malmesbury Abbey in April 2019.

Jonathan Bryan is a young inspirational poet and an extraordinary young man.
He is locked in due to disability. Yet he is a voice for the voiceless thanks to his ability to 'talk' with his eyes.

Find out more about Jonathan's inspiring campaign on his blog www.eyecantalk.

Click to buy his book Eye Can Write at your local Amazon store.

Good Friday - Jesus' Crucifixion

The Bible story of the Crucifixion of Jesus is celebrated on Good Friday, the Friday before Easter.

Below I share my own Easter poem about Jesus.
The poem was written when I was bedbound and seeks to capture a powerful and unexpected experience of being present in the crowd as Jesus carried the cross.

Witness

I watch him struggle
under the weight of the cross.
 
I wish he would die now;
his pain over;
the pain of watching his pain
over.
 
What cruelty to make a man carry
the means by which he dies;
humiliated, tortured.
 
Yet to me he remains
My Lord,
My Beloved–
a man who can do anything.
Somehow all this
doesn’t change that.
 
My body racked with sobs,
I cannot help myself:
His pain,
too much for me;
His strength,
too much for me;
The loss of such precious life,
too much for me.
 
I wish I could take his place,
so he could live with all he has to offer,
and I be spared
the pain of losing him.
 
Were you there when they crucified
my Lord?
 
Yes, I was there,
I was there.

(c)Katherine T Owen


Click through for more Easter Poems about Jesus

  • An epic rhyming poem recounts the Bible story of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
  • Floriana Hall's Easter poem about Jesus, Easter Umbrella takes the Easter period of the church as a whole, and reflects on this time of preparation, ending with the 'triumph' of Jesus' Resurrection.

Easter Sunday - Jesus' Resurrection

The Resurrection of Jesus is celebrated in Christian churches on Easter Sunday.

Click through for an epic rhyming Easter poem about Jesus - a continuation of the one about the crucifixion. This poem recounts the Bible story of Jesus' Resurrection.


Throughout our life we experience
the wilderness of the desert,
times of testing,
and times of crucifixion.

Through all the bumps of life,
I wish you (and myself) the ever present knowledge of the Resurrection.
God's Love is always here.

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