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Day 317 – Happy Easter

In honor of Easter Sunday, and the reason we celebrate Easter, I am posting the poem “The Legend of the Dogwood Tree.”  Although the author is unknown, and there is no Biblical basis for the poem, it’s still a nice Easter story.  Hope you all have had a blessed Easter Sunday.

“In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm its 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 and 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.”


6 responses

  1. Thank you for your lovely poem, I did not know this about the dogwood tree. I took some photos of this tree today too! Happy Easter.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

  2. Chloe

    really pretty flower shot, was the light natural?

    April 25, 2011 at 7:12 AM

  3. Amy

    That is a beautiful poem – I had never heard it. I saw some dogwoods at the lake we fished at Sunday. Thought of you and got some shots myself :O)

    April 25, 2011 at 8:05 AM

  4. That is a nice poem. The flower photo is beautiful. A great contrast and DOF. Happy Easter

    April 25, 2011 at 2:50 PM

  5. This is really pretty in B/W. Nice job, Bonnie, and nice poetry, too. 🙂


    April 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM

  6. Tammy

    Beautiful and elegant image and poem! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter as well!

    April 26, 2011 at 9:51 AM

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