May 15, 2007

One Deep Breath - Nurture

here a cloud,
there a patch of tilled earth,
hidden seeds below

send down roots
like toes in the good dark ground,
uncurling them slowly

send up shoots and leaves,
feeling the wind across your skin,
sun and warmth await

rainfall like manna
sends a fragrant signal—
arise and verdant be

Written for the nurturing spirits at One Deep Breath