For Tu B'Shevat

 

January 26, 2018

When I am among trees

By Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees, 

especially the willows and the honey locust,

equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines, 

they give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,

in which I have goodness, and discernment, 

and never hurry through the world 

but walk slowly, and bow often. 

Around me the trees stir in their leaves

and call out, "Stay awhile."

The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple,"

they say, "and you, too, have come

into the world to do this, to go easy,

to be filled with light, and to shine."

Tu B'Shevat is celebrate Jan. 31, 2018.


 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018