Poem of the Month: From Root to Bloom

From Root to Bloom by Danna Faulds

Sap is flowing once again

from root to trunk, from

trunk to branch, to every

leaf and bud and blossom

on the tree.  The frozen days

are past  Now is the season

of flowering, when the full

force of energy moves up and

up to manifest its destiny.

 

It is everything to me, this

new life springing forth from

ash and compost, this chance

to nurture, weed, and prune,

to patiently receive the

miracle that blooms as if

no force on earth can

turn aside its beauty.