Giving Tree

when she found its beauty, giving, 

all these years of leaf, birdsong,

she found hope in grace, receiving, 

all she needed, all along...

 

oaths of oxygen with living ~ 

faithful overstory giving:

life with carbons, breathing in -

breath transpiring, breathing out...

 

forests living well past burning,

springing ever towards all birth -

earth renewing in their rootings -

joining sky to mothering earth...

 

foothills climbing alpine reaches, 

filling tree world with their living,

we all thank you when we witness

who you are, have been, your giving...

 

our thanksgivings see you newly, 

with our eyes, more open, truly...

we are blessed by you and grace, 

to live beside you, in this place. 

 

every tree is giving tree...

still, this one spoke to her soul -

gave her roots, stories of courage, 

gave her reasons to be whole...

 

oaths of oxygen with living ~ 

faithful overstory giving:

life with carbons, breathing in -

breath transpiring, breathing out...