Responding to requests, I created two versions of my poem “The Tree”, with my painting “Loving Your Enemies” as background. Both are available as prints in a variety of prices, sizes, archival papers, and framing options. Click the images below to see enlargements and order prints.
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As I was finishing this painting, this free verse came to my mind. As attested to by the storms and earthquakes accompanying his death, all nature responded to these events:
I think of that tree, raising its branches toward Heaven,
bringing life and breath and joy to the world,
thrilled to be part of God’s plan.
But then chopped, hewn and thrown to the ground,
God’s son to it.
And then exulting, as from that embrace The Son cried,
“It is finished”