Poem for Good Friday – the Dream of the Rood (7th Century)

Poem for Good Friday – the Dream of the Rood (7th Century)

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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