For today’s poem for Good Friday I am reading the Dream of the Rood: a remarkable early poem in old English from the 7th century in which a man has a dream that he meets the cross on which Christ dies and hears the story of Christ’s crucifixion from the perspective of the cross.
Rood is an old word for cross.
Find out more at wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_of_the_Rood
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Atmospheric and emotional for such a day. Thanks.
I couldn’t access your reading of the poem so I googled it and read it. I now wonder why I’ve never come across it before. It’s such an interesting telling of The Crucifixion. It would make a wonderful creative way for children to tell the Good Friday story. Thank you for bringing it to us.