Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the woman tree

see how
her body
births the roots
whose woven
and splintered threads
will bring her sustenance
and hold her
to the ground
when the winds, the slanting rains,
and the weight of snow
threaten to close
the cycle of her existence

how she is so much
like you and i

this one's
for dan who loves the trees
and knows how filled with wisdom they really are


Dan Gurney said...

Thank you, steven, for the dedication! My gratitude for trees is boundless. And for your blog, too.

ellen abbott said...

the giants of the earth.

Valerianna said...

Great piece... I might have to read it in my women's circle next week!

steven said...

dan it's good to be in the company of people who know trees know people know trees. steven

steven said...

ellen - giant stories and giant presences. steven

steven said...

valerianna - i'd be honoured!!! then i'd head off into the woods and give thanks to the tree!! steven

R. Burnett Baker said...

Steven, this is just fantastic! One of my favorites from you!