The Dogwood Bloom

March 04, 2013  •  4 Comments

Just a short and sweet post on the blog this morning.  I posted a picture on Facebook earlier and after I posted it, I was reminded of the legend of the Dogwood bloom.  I couldn't remember the story completely so that's where the handy tool of "google" bailed me out again.  Enjoy!

 

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.”

- Unknown

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Comments

Alicia(non-registered)
Beautiful picture! I knew the story of the dogwood, but had never this particular poem, thanks for sharing!
Bobbie Brown(non-registered)
I love this post Molly. Thanks for sharing!
Carmen Flowe(non-registered)
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Keitha(non-registered)
Beautiful.....
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