Joseph
    Footnotes

    “Joseph,” Ensign, June 1982, 51

    Joseph

    Meanly born mid smells of wood and frost

    But rapt in other-worldly parents’ love

    Issue of pain and element.

    Ordained and prophesied he grew,

    Unknown, the wounds unseen;

    Line on line the rough stone smoothed,

    Faced angry cries and flashing fists,

    Surrounded by a sacred wood.