January 16, 2012


Winter - her hand grasps the
frozen trunks of the dormant
trees barren of their fruit
for it is the time of year
that all must be renewed

Sleep - as inner growth eternally
come alive prepares for their
spring birth along with the growth
of foliage that will protect their roots
as the upper branches become full

Dream - of a moment when
young sparrows clutter together
amongst your branches chirping
excitedly taking their first flight from
the security that you given them

Shelter - all who come to you
from the rain that showers the
meadow bringing life to all whom
dwell in your path of shadows that
filters the sun and its warmth -

for you are nature's heaven