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The Legend of the Dogwood – An Easter Poem

The Legend of the Dogwood
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.”

– Author Unknown

3 Responses to “The Legend of the Dogwood – An Easter Poem”

  1. Rose

    I really like your photograph of the dogwood…it goes well with the poem. I just read the poem for the first time a few years ago.

    Reply

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