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Instructor

Professor Leaf, please teach me how to make food out of love as you make food from light, the sun that you convert for your tree’s sake so it may grow up to a lofty height. For I have come … Continue reading

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Leaf Plea

  A leaf speaks: my trunk, you know I nourish you high on you or fallen Juana Rosa Pita As leaf upon a stem, I fed my tree with sunlight I converted into food of sugars it could use for … Continue reading

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Tree Tranquility

A tree won’t scold itself for growing slowly or reprimand itself for blooming late, or blame itself when it’s not acting holy, and, unlike us, it won’t self-flagellate. Yet we who strive toward a different Light get on our own … Continue reading

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Tree Romance

While strolling on a trail, I overheard a toddler girl declare she loved a tree, and I was moved to witness what occurred: she wrapped her arms around it lovingly. She stared in admiration from its base toward its lofty … Continue reading

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Rings

Each year a tree trunk makes another ring but not the kind of ring heard from a phone; a circle that a year of growth will bring, defined by wood of slightly darker tone. The ring that every year a … Continue reading

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Oaks

The oaks that live beyond a hundred years will not get bored as we are prone to get, nor will they fall in love or quake with fears, nor will they have a dog or cat as pet. Yet still … Continue reading

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Image Marriages – 4

My mind has rippled with thinking of all that I lack but stills like an ocean at twilight caressing a kayak. Branches sometimes snag a wind-blown kite and apparently snare as well a plane in flight. Vines climb a wall … Continue reading

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