Fresh Blossoms in Spring

Pink Dogwood Blossoms by Kim O’Neill

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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 throny 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

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

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3 thoughts on “Fresh Blossoms in Spring

    • Ruth, thank you so much. I was so happy to find it. The dogwood blossoms are a favorite for sure and looking forward to seeing some soon!

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