What work is next up to infuse gardens with God’s Word?
It just may be…(drumroll, please)
A primer of poetry!
A-to-Z Plants from God’s Word, does that sound like fun?
There are significances in Scripture behind every one
of these plants; somehow setting them to rhyme and meter
makes studying them so much sweeter.
As plants are added to the Plant Guide,
I hope to add the flourish of my silly, hopeless, poet’s side!
Behold the first poem that came to me
when delving into Laurus nobilis, the green bay or bay laurel tree.
P.S. I later found out Psalm 37, Scripture host of the elusive herb, is itself an acrostic Hebrew poem!
by its leaves we know it;
noteworthy of the noble Lord:
The Word-became-flesh Poet.
In ancient Greece, fresh swags of green
adorned those with applause.
Now a chef’s crown, dry bay leaves
flavor soups and sauce.
In this contrast of green and dry,
matters beyond digestion.
Muttered as he dragged heavy trunk,
cut and dried to impart his death;
to the wicked in momentary power
his fate seemed to be left.
No, no, he could not be condemned!
From the depths Jesus sprung up:
Conquering death, conquering evil,
delivering salvation’s cup.
which will end our strife.
The One hung on a tree has triumphed
from dry to green, a victory celebration!
So keep anxiety at bay—
there is much to do until
evil’s ultimate defeat:
Trust, do good, take delight and refuge, commit, enjoy, be still.
©2014-18 by Shelley S. Cramm
See our latest addition to the Plant Guide!
Bay Laurel, Laurus nobilis, or Green Bay Tree from Psalm 37:35