SIMPLY SHOBANA

When Love Rose Amongst the Flowers

There were days of sweet roses, the kind that perfumes your soul.

Not only did it lighten your heart, its beauty was a vision to behold.

She remembers another spring from another time,

There were not only the roses, but flowers of every kind,

Of full bloom, buds crowned tender and dew-kissed shoots.

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When the leaves out grew the branches, and the little dew-kissed buds bloomed a little more,

The Garden became a trove of nature’s prized attraction.

In that place of beauteous surroundings,

He asked her to marry him.

It seemed the perfect time, a wonderland of euphoria,

She said yes, for not only did the perfumed garden feed her hungry soul,

It added an enchantment to her dew-kissed love.

They were the remnants of a time past gone,

When Spring preceded Winter,

When love rose amongst the flowers,

Fresh as dew,

Blooming in its wakeness,

And remained true forever more.

-shobana-

Passion Sunday

Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday commemorates the start of the holy week leading to Easter Sunday.


The Christians celebrate Palm Sunday to honor Jesus Christ’s victorious entry into Jerusalem.
It is a joyous occasion for his followers and represents a victory of spirit over the flesh in Christian iconography. However, the event marks the last days of Jesus’s life before being crucified on Good Friday.

On Palm Sunday, Jesus enters Jerusalem through the Golden Gate located on the eastern side of Jerusalem’s old city wall facing the Mount of Olives right across the Kidron valley.


He sat on a young donkey while making his way there. People threw their cloaks on the ground, and some laid out palm branches on the road he rode, while others waved the palm branches in the air.

Some interesting facts on Palm Sunday and Lent:

Red is the color of blood and martyrdom and worn on the feasts of martyrs, Palm Sunday, Pentecost, and Good Friday.

The celebrations of the passions are in green.

Priests wear Purple or Red vestments on Palm Sunday. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary.

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). The Lenten fast lasting 40 days excludes Sundays where meat is allowed.

Ashes from the palm leaves are used for Ash Wednesday celebrations the following year.

Have a blessed Holy Week – shobana

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