Posts Tagged ‘crucifixion’

Thou who didst hang upon a barren tree,
My God, for me;
Tho’ I till now be barren, now at length,
Lord, give me strength
To bring forth fruit to Thee. 

Thou who didst bear for me the crown of thorn,
Spitting and scorn;
Tho’ I till now have put forth thorns, yet now
Strengthen me Thou
That better fruit be borne. 

Thou Rose of Sharon, Cedar of broad roots,
Vine of sweet fruits,
Thou Lily of the vale with fadeless leaf,
Of thousands Chief,
Feed Thou my feeble shoots.



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The Descent From The Cross

Is this the Face that thrills with awe
Seraphs who veil their face above?
Is this the Face without a flaw,
The face that is the Face of love?
Yea, this defaced, a lifeless clod,
Hath all creation’s love sufficed,
Hath satisfied the love of God,
This Face the Face of Jesus Christ.


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And In Many Seasons

In the spring,
Two flowers in bloom –



The Bright, The Black

Rare picture
Both sun’s light, night’s dark.
Two beauties.



Who Sees?

Does the sea
See love hanging there?
Do we see?


Seasons – photo by Maciej Lewandowski at

Bright – photo by Manu Mohan at

Sees – photo by Miguel Saavedra at


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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