Showing posts with label dance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dance. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dance Of The Dogwood ...

                               "Legend Of The Dogwood"

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross. 
To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said, “Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross – two long and two short petals.

"In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember." 

Blossoms of a beautiful pink dogwood tree
dance in the May breeze on a sunny spring
afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania.




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Dance ...

"Ballet in the air ...
twin butterflies
until, twice white
they meet, they
                        ~ Matsuo Basho
                                      ~ 1644-1694
                                                    ~ Japanese Haiku

Mating white butterflies seem to do a delicate dance
alighted on a leaf along the Ironton Rail Trail,
Whitehall, Pennsylvania on a June evening.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Twist On A Midsummer Night ...

"Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves at the
same time."
                      ~ Thomas Merton
 Red traffic lights from across the street
reflect in the creek on a midsummer
evening at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Dance ...

"So the darkness shall be the light,
and the stillness the dancing."
                                       ~ T.S. Eliot

Blossoms of a flowering tree dance
in the evening breeze this spring at
Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Dance

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder ... I hope you dance!"
                                                                       ~ Lee Ann Womack

Red Admiral Butterfly dances in the summer light last month.