in the still lightness of being

In the still lightness of being

Among the trees the life forces flow
they respond to the wind
but they do not consider that
the trees could ever control the wind
they grow and bend
in the still lightness of being

Across time the trees grow strong
great mass of treeness emerges slowly
each branch holds to the trunk
and with each day
and each windstorm
becomes stronger
in the still lightness of being

Across space the roots intertwine
Sharing wisdom and nourishment
In the deep quiet spaces
Where they touch and entwine
Wordlessly communicating
The love of being together
in the still lightness of being

Up on the horizon trees reach for the clouds
from a distance they can be seen atop mountains
looking like a jagged edge of the earth and sky
trees rising to the sun
foliage from afar looks jagged
but upon close inspection
manifests the strength
born of time and wind and growth
together
in the still lightness of being

Life forces ebb up striated trunks
Invisible power flows from earth to sky
communicated slowly
to those who would listen carefully
recognizing connection of all things
under the ground of being
brought on by the still light

<><><><><><><> 02/08/23

Author: Gerry

I welcome you to Sonomabuzz. I am Gerry La Londe-Berg. This started as a blog and immediately morphed into a poetry site. I started as a person and eventually morphed into a poet (among other things).

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