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EASTER
   
  the holiday commemorates resurrection
   
   
  
  bunnies and eggs
   
  In the headlong rush that seems to be 2008, "Easter" comes next Sunday, March 23. 
  The last time the bunny came hippity-hopping on March 23 was back in 1913.
   
  
  Chocolate bunnies
   
  http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91171
   
  the all-important fertile egg 
   
  flowers, especially lilies
   
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  The Ultimate Easter Eggs
   
  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/16/neggs116.xml
   
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  The Christian adoption of fertility symbols such as eggs and rabbits
  would seem to lend support to a fertility goddess's name 
  as the root word of Easter.
   
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg
   
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  Incidentally
  in 'A Cooking Egg'
  at the age of thirty, 
  three years after his marriage,
  the poet likens himself to a cooking egg,
  i.e. an egg which has become stale,
  precluding the possibility of hatching into a new life,
  so that it can only be used to appease hunger.
  To the poet, it seems to represent
  his present state of debasement.
  It indicates to him the loss 
  of his childhood world 
  of Edenic innocence,
  'the penny world',
  "perpetually lost and perpetually sought for",
  as also the loss of hope of spiritual regeneration.
   
  That's an old story, though.
   
  CR
   

       
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