Shades of purple, hints of yellow,
Lavender and violet hues,
Regal, royal Irises,
Proud, Spring flowers on review.
Flags unfurled at full-mast,
Sword-shaped leaves unsheathed,
Stand tall and line the path,
Banners blowing in the breeze.
Along the Road of Resurrection,
Irises in full array,
In profuse pronouncement to the sky,
Of this Blessed Day.
The Iris was, and is, and will be,
A confirmation of rebirth,
And, as each Spring awakens,
God's Irises fill earth.
~ Virginia Ellis ~
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