Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter

 

The legend of the dogwood tree, author unknown, is as follows:

In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.

'Twas strong & firm it's branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.

Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:

"Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so

Slender & twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.

As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.

All who see it will remember me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.

Cherished and protected this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony."


12 comments:

inquestoftruth said...

I love that story!
~Meg

mariebm56 said...

Lovely entry, Gina.  You posted my favorite blossom..Ü
They always look like they are posing for a photo!
Happy Easter Gina!
Marie

nightmaremom said...

Love it!  Happy Easter
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fasttrack58 said...

Happy Easter!!
Linda :)

radar446 said...

Happy Easter to you too.

Greg

beckerb6 said...

happy Easter
Barbara

madcobug said...

Lovely picture and poem. Happy Easter to you! Helen

jlocorriere05 said...

A very happy Easter Gina, I hope you have a great time! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

queenb8261 said...

What a wonderful poem. I've never heard it. Thanks so much for sharing it. I hope you and yours had a very happy and blessed Easter.
Hugs, Barb

gehi6 said...

Very beautiful photo.  You have the gift!  Gerry

linnpooh said...

Getting caught up this weekend, Gina!
I loved the Dogwood poem......absolutely beautiful.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda~

birdhouses1964 said...

Thanks for visiting my new journal!! and the atruim you asked of is in Fresno Ca at Roeding Park by the Chaffee zoo....
Have a good week!
Linda :)