The Dogwood the Dogwoods

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Flowering Dogwoods 

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Remind me of a little song I once heard before I knew what a dogwood flowers looked like

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I think it goes something like this

Legend of The Dogwood Tree

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.

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Being distressed at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise which still holds good:

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"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for such a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.

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The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown

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All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from the dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my agony.

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2 comments

  1. Dogwood season rivals a Vermont foliage season doesn't it?--I love the time just past and hate to see the last of the dogwoods leaf out, and azalea blossoms fall

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  2. Dogwood season rivals a Vermont foliage season doesn't it?--I love the time just past and hate to see the last of the dogwoods leaf out, and azalea blossoms fall

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