So an angel of God took a seed from the tree
and gave it to Adam and Eve.
“Take this seed from the garden tree,
“plant it and always believe.”
“ A tree one day shall open its arms
“to tiny birds again,
“and all the world shall sing for joy;
“and children shall sing their Amen.”
Text by Fr Victor Hoagland, C.P.
Illustrations: Paul Signac: Le Pin, Saint Tropez, 1892-1893; Adam and Eve, a painting in a cubicle of the catacombs of Saints Marcellinus and Peter