Monday, August 1, 2016

Arm Around a Tree

Reaching down to cup my hands underneath the suffering souls
Bringing them up into the light and holding them to my breast, cradling them,
Singing them lullabies
It’s what I want to do for the world
Is there anything else?  Is there really anything else?

I saw this tree yesterday
With its arm around another tree
Such a small arm around a big tree, and yet
Such a feeling of comfort
Even this small gesture

When there’s so much fear and danger
So much chaos and doom
When the utter meanness of the day can drag our branches
I want to be that small skinny arm
That offers solace


An Africanist said...

What a beautiful vision... I saw and held it clearly... a small arm around a big tree. Universal love, exactly what is needed at exactly the right time.

Stirling Davenport said...

Thank you, Matt. That means a lot to me.

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