Judas Tree

Every one of us

Is a flowering Judas tree

In which the sharp-beaked wren

Announces heaven just as well as Gabriel –

Along the branch

Small red blossoms

Fall in simple clusters so

Even he the false one is beloved

For him the Lord

Raised up a tree

And everyone shall know

God's blossoming forgiveness

(Click here to follow Pavel's ongoing epic poem “The Shoulder of the Sun.” You may visit Pavel's website at http://www.greyowlpress.com.)

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