Of The Trees
Out of the darkness of the earth
Grew a mighty tree,
With leaves that reach the sky
And branches that touch the sea.
I long to be just like that tree
At one with everything,
To live and breathe
Just to be
In love, of love.
To sway without breaking in the wind
To come from darkness while
Always reaching towards the light,
Each knot and gnarly branch
Ode to many earthly years.
I long for the wisdom of the trees
To take time to listen to the whispers
Of the earth and sky
While letting go of busy days.