Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Christ Tree Twists

 Christ Tree photo ChristTree.jpg

I love how the dogwood
following its own lead
turning to the whispers
of the laurel, oak and ivy
as they mingle in the woods.

Outside my window
a great white lady
readies herself to bloom
sap rising 
ripening her tight buds ~
the warm spring sun
seducing her to burst forth
in lacy splendor.

Christ's blossoms,
cross shaped petals
tinged as though with sacred blood
they say ~
and in each center
there his crown.

I do not think
sweet Jesus hung
upon a dogwood
yet we yearn for mystic symbols
connections ~
wherever they might be
organic matter
to fertilize our faith.

Even in a tree ~ poor tree ~
just wanting to twist and turn
and share its beauty
with the sun
while all it asks of us
is the deep breath ~
the aah!
and silent yes
acknowledging its gift
so simple ~ so magnificent.                              

 Joanne Cucinello     ©2008


  1. Interesting blog. I enjoyed visiting.

    1. Thank you, Bob!
      I'm so glad you enjoyed my poetry.
      I haven't posted in awhile, but I will again soon. My Muse has been on vacation!

  2. Lovely BlogSpot - beautiful writing! Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much!


  3. Hi RETA,
    So nice of you to comment on my writing and pictures. Thank you!
    This dogwood branch was on our beloved tree which sadly had to be cut down last spring.
    She was hollow inside and dying, but she shared her beauty for many years and I'm so glad I shot those blossoms before it was too late.
    Thanks again!


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