* Irene's Country Corner * - The Dogwood Tree
ever again shall the dogwood grow
At the time of
the crucifixion, the dogwood, a flowering shrub, was comparable
in size to the oak tree. Due to its firmness and strength its
timber was chosen for the cross. Seeing the great distress of
the tree, the crucified Jesus in his gentle pity for the sorrow
and suffering of all said:
To be large enough for a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my agony."
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