Poems in order from both Sunday classes pertaining to the tree of life... Breath by J. Daniel Beaudry
Tree, gather up my thoughts like the clouds in your branches. Draw up my soul like the waters in your root. In the arteries of your trunk bring me together. Through your leaves breathe out the sky.
Think Like a Tree by Karen I. Shragg
Soak up the sun Affirm life's magic Be graceful in the wind Stand tall after a storm Feel refreshed after it rains Grow strong without notice Be prepared for each season Provide shelter to strangers Hang tough through a cold spell Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling.
My Tree of Life by Sandra Coyner
Maze of connections branches, twigs, leaves people, things heaven and earth trunk immense bark rippled from rain and sun and time like a creek creating wrinkles in the earth I am but a branch the branch of life, my life venturing off into twiggy paths some strong, well thought out leaves of lovers, friends , passions other twigs too weak to carry their burden of toxic people, toxic choices I must release that twig to its fate upon the earth lest it pull my branch down with it I let go. I let go and the release of weight bounces my branch higher clear blue skies laugh with me I feel light, carefree my branch of life connected to yours connected to theirs to the tree of life.