Be a tree.
Live and know, suffer and enjoy
The spot of earth you are planted.
Root down each day for the deep moist soil of your soul
And draw from there the sap of love.
Be strong in your stillness,
But let the wind sway you as it will.
Be a shelter.
Let others find rest and solace in you.
Don’t worry about whatever fruits you may bear.
Seek to be a good tree and the good fruits will come.
Be a friend of time and its seasons.
Shine bright in spring,
Glow steady in summer,
Mourn joyfully in autumn,
Let go of all that is seen in winter
To grow once more.