Easter is a time spent with family and friends. Whether they’re near or far, an Easter poem for a loved one is a thoughtful gesture to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few suggestions on how to write Easter poetry that you can include inside an Easter greeting card, a scrapbook, or a letter.

Step 1

Write a prayer. An especially religious loved one will cherish an Easter poem if it comes in the form of an Easter prayer. Here is a Christian prayer page to give you a few examples. http://www.godweb.org/prayersforeaster.htm. Notice how an Easter prayer does not have to rhyme. So you don’t need to stress while writing this Easter poem. Include a few lines about God, Jesus or your savior, and how he died for your sins and was resurrected on Easter morning. Then add a few words of thanks and gratitude, end with ‘amen’, and this Easter prayer is complete.

Step 2

Jot down a funny poem. Younger or more laid-back relatives may get chuckle out of a comical Easter poem, where religion isn’t necessarily the focus.  The easiest type of poem to write is a rhyming one, where every two lines rhyme or every other line rhymes. Make the extra effort to have each line of Easter poetry have the same amount of beats. (Tap your finger as you read each line to ensure this is the case.) Lines in an Easter poem should be the same length, and flow smoothly. Use this technique to write a humorous Easter poem. Mention the Easter bunny, and use silly words like ‘hippity’, ‘hopping’, ‘Easter eggs’ and ‘chocolate’.  And remember that just because you’ve come to the end of a line in a poem, it doesn’t mean that you need to use punctuation (necessarily). Use punctuation in poetry just like you would in regular sentences: wherever it fits naturally and appropriately. And don’t forget the golden rule when writing Easter poetry: each new line must be capitalized, regardless of where the word falls in a sentence. Now that you’ve got the basics of poetry writing, read through these funny Easter poems for some inspiration. http://www.alaboon.com/easter_poems_and_songs.htm

Step 3

Craft a Christian Easter poem. Your loved ones will also appreciate your efforts to write Easter poetry if it focuses on the true Christian reason for Easter. This will be a bit more difficult than an Easter prayer, as you’ll likely want to make this one rhyme. Religious Easter poetry should mention God, Jesus, sins, death and resurrection. Write a few stanzas about Jesus’ sacrifice and your gratitude for all that he has provided. Humor is not appropriate in this type of Easter poetry. Here are a few religious Easter poems to get you started. http://www.poemsource.com/Christian-easter-poems.html

Step 4

Keep it simple with a Spring poem. Spring poems are a less personal approach to Easter poetry, but just as special to write and receive. If you’re having trouble beginning your Easter poem about Spring, start by writing about how winter is leaving, flowers are starting to bloom and birds are returning and singing. It will have the same layout as any of the poems mentioned above, except your Easter Spring poem will focus on flowers, birds and rainbows and not rabbits, chocolate or eggs. Remember to keep the beats in each line the same so that your Easter poetry flows smoothly. Capitalize each beginning letter, use punctuation only when necessary, and break rhyming sections into stanzas. With this approach, you’ll create some unique Easter poetry in no time.

If you are still at a loss on how to write Easter poetry, consider going to online greeting card sites like http://www.123greetings.com/ or http://www.bluemountain.com/. Search for Easter cards that contain poetry and use those for inspiration.

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