Oak Blessing

Oak Blessing



You move me

great cathedral tree

foundations broad and deep

bearing the weight

wearing the wounds

upholding the truth




A stain-glass filigree of leaves

adorns your newborn crown

A chandelier of light

showering down

You see as poets see

beyond within and through

Held in your sight

I feel ancient

and brand new

Unrepentant mother

refusing to be spent

spreading wide your blessings

  Earth bound

  heaven sent