A Simple Act

“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest…. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

The roots have waited,

held, retained, until

we excavated a new 

space, mounds

of soil removed,

allowing ample  

pathways 

for the tender

shoots to find water

and nutrients, 

and we few stand round, 

shovels down….

we have placed

hands in rich humus,

released our silent prayers,

and now feel the blessing

of earth stewardship.

—C.L. Fisher, November 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

2 thoughts on “A Simple Act

  1. A small humble tree, inconspicuous in the corner of a local nursery
    Beckoning to find a final nesting place
    Gentle hands and gracious hearts heeded your call for joy and rest
    And settled you in nature’s wise encompassing care
    For the joy you seek in a place you long for
    Surely will give back so humbly and true
    As your roots grow deep and your branches reach out to the skies
    And as the red berries adorn your lovely form
    For us who behold you near or far, a heart’s desire for beauty is quenched once more

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