Root Blessing by Sara Wright

Appearing

at dawn

 beneficence

 made her descent

a cloud

of blue

behind her

light rising

luminescent

glow

roots rumbling

towards

pine

 tree house

birthed of love

and need

long ago now

titmouse

singing

 from

 bristled branches

closing the crevasse

   between

 awakening

and sleep.

I suddenly feel lightheaded after I finish taking out the final words “we are one” because they don’t fit – then I stop to make oatmeal thinking hunger made me feel lightheaded and when I take the first spoonful I end up with pine needles in my mouth.

Pine needles.

We are One.

Picture of Sara Wright standing outside in nature

BIO: Sara is a naturalist, ethologist (a person who studies animals in their natural habitats) (former) Jungian Pattern Analyst, and a writer. She publishes her work regularly in a number of different venues and is presently living in Maine.



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5 replies

  1. I swear from my wombs

    That I shall not curse her my fig tree

    For it is not yet the season for figs

    And then the blessing

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  2. Gorgeous big tree! What I see every day are urban palm trees, magnolias, and jacarandas. And a few others, but nothing as gorgeous as the woods of Maine must be. Bright blessings!

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    • Oh Barbara this tree is on my property and I do not log but elsewhere we are stripping mountains …. what the woods of Maine used to be is gone except for fragments like mine…. Perhaps this is one reason I treasure all trees – 2 percent of old growth forest left and we are still cutting – Cherish every tree you see!

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  3. A beautiful evocation! It makes me think of the giant pine forests of northern Michigan where the canopy feels like a cathedral.

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  4. Ah our first cathedrals were made of trees…. if only more were left – I loved this poem because of how the tree spoke to me! Glad you liked it –

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