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."


inquestoftruth said...

I love that story!

mariebm56 said...

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

nightmaremom said...

Love it!  Happy Easter

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Easter!!
Linda :)

radar446 said...

Happy Easter to you too.


beckerb6 said...

happy Easter

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  

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,

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 :)