Easter Poems by Geraldine Sinyuy


The rains now softly fall
And the fields jubilate.
The eye beholds the beauty of low green fields,
And the lilies smile.
The white birds fly against the blue sky,
The Risen Lord is here.
Oh let mankind join the music of nature,
That so freely praises and portrays,
Without hesitation,
The wonders of our God,
The generous hand,
For sure spring will never delay,
The covenant He keeps.
And the rain waters the dusty roads,
And gives life to thirsty seeds.
And now that Christ is Risen,
Deep down to the grave
He carried with him all pandemics,
He arises with healing,
Let the world be healed.
Down to the grave,
Buried with him
Are COVID-19,
Now let the hills rejoice and man proclaim
And the miracles of rabbits laying eggs,
Yes, all things are possible.
Easter is here,
All is restored.

Easter Rain
Soft sweet showers
Gently falling on my fields,
Whispering to me the sweetness of the season.
Smiles-filled flowers shine and sing
Lilies and snow drops,
Daffodils and forget-me-nots,
Green fresh grasses sprout confidently in the hills,
once burnt, dried and baked by the sun and snow.
And I sing songs of joy and 
Not songs of sorrow,
For the softness of the rains suit my mind,
It softens the soil, and makes it sweet
And I sing of victory over death.

No swift swords can save,
Our Saviour saves,
Let Simon Peter put down his swords,
Softness is the sword that slaughters all evil.
The safe blood of the Saviour,
Sanctifies and sins swept away,
All things are new.

For his blood flows like the spring rains,
For his blood flows like the first rains,
Sprinkling dust and thawing snow in our souls,
And life again is sweet after dust and snow.
The world rejoices, CHRIST is RISEN.

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Cameroonian born Sinyuy Geraldine earned her PhD in Commonwealth Literature from the University of Yaoundé in 2018. Dr Sinyuy started writing poems in her teens and most of her poems and folktales were read and discussed on the North West Provincial Station of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) Bamenda where she was often a guest writer for the programme, Literary Workshop: A Programme for Creative Writing and Literary Criticism. Sinyuy Geraldine has received the following awards: Featured Storyteller on World Pulse Story Awards, May 2017; Prize of Excellence as Best Teacher of the Year in CETIC Bangoulap, Bangangte, 23 October, 2010; Winner of the British Council Essay Writing Competition, Yaoundé, 2007; Winner of Short Story Runner-Up Prize, Literary Workshop: CRTV Bamenda, 1998. Her publications include: “Stripped” FemAsia: Asian Women’s Journal; “Invisible Barriers: Food Taboos in V. S. Naipaul and Samuel Selvon.” Tabous: Représentations, Functions et Impacts; “Migration related malnutrition among war-instigated refugee children in the northern part of Cameroon” in South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition; “Cultural Translocation in Three  Novels of V. S. Naipaul” in International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities. Vol. IV, Issue XII; “Journey without End: A Closer Look at V. S. Naipaul’s Fiction” in International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities. Vol. IV, Issue IV; “Which Other Way? Migration and Ways of Seeing in V. S. Naipaul” in Migration, Culture and Transnational Identities: Critical Essays. Some of her   poems are featured on Time of the Poet RepublicAfrica Writers CaravanFor Creative Girls Magazine; and Fired Up Magazine. She is currently working on her collection of folktales and her first novel.


Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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