I.
tell us your secrets
we will hear them
till the end of time
standing tall
books unmade
of knowledge

II.
root to toe
we watch you flow
from life to life
from death to death
sharing a bating breath
until all that’s left is
root upon bone

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III.
find a place in my arms to nestle
rest your head and warm your soul
night is coming and shadows fall
my heart is your home in the darkness

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IV.
when it rains
a pouring mist over the landscape
stretch out your hands
let it flourish the earth around you
as you reach up towards the sky
growing verdant in heart and soul
nourished by nature

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V.
silver leaves rustle
in the meadows echoing
our secrets thoughts lives
to the world born again
rustle of rot
the whispers of a voice anew

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VI.
in the early morn before the dawn
we reflect the starry sky
with glittering dew upon our leaves
between the earth and sky
our world sparkles just for you
in a waking dream

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VII.
walk among us
ask us our wisdom
of centuries past
feel the breezes of time
moving forward to the ends
of the world
once you reach the other side
rise above the canopy
tall in wisdom
a giver of answers

~~~~~~~

©Abigail Siegel, 2020

MA in Classics: Latin poetry as well as myth and folklore. Writes mostly poetry and book reviews. Part-time Latin tutor: https://latinbyabby.wordpress.com/

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