Thursday, February 08, 2018

On one forbidden tree,
Inside a garden of eternity,
Hung seeds of death deliciously
Enticing us to eat;

On one forsaken tree,
Within a withered world’s depravity,
Hung Christ, in joyful agony
Declaring death’s defeat;

The Tree of Life is freed
To grace the garden-city long decreed
By Christ, the resurrected seed
Who bids us come and eat.

Originally posted at Lit Up. Special thanks to Colorado artist Eilee George for letting me post her beautiful Three Trees Triptych alongside this poem (© 2017 Linda “Eilee” S. George).

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