There once was a sapling….
Like a monolith from out of time
the sentry remains steadfast,
its welcoming arms
and gnarled fingers outstretched,
sunlight dancing across its gray,
I can feel your heartbeat, hear your
whisper on the wind.
“I have seen cycles of time unfold
into what is your history. The
Earth is my Mother and, you, her
most beloved Children.”
A bearded old man, yet
you are vibrant with the energy
Reaching, stretching your roots
across time and ages past,
connected to all that has ever been.
There is a world upon your face!
A living, green scape of Creation’s breath
that quakes with your pulse.
Magnificent! You are life,
you are time, you are giver,
beauty, grace, strength, endurance,
hope, tenacity, perseverance,
(And your right arm looks just like an elephant’s trunk! )