Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Legend of the Dogwood

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.
Being distressed at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for such a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from the dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this shall be
A reflection to all of my agony."
-- Author unknown

Photo taken at Hunnicutt Farm by me, April 2007

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Blogger Rick said...

I love that poem, and the photo is beautiful! I hope you have a beautiful day!

1:30 PM  
Blogger ellie bee said...

beautiful....have a wonderful day...

2:26 PM  
Blogger lu said...

Happy Easter Peaches and Monkey boy.

I love dogwoods.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful picture! Happy Easter!

4:10 PM  

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