Appreciation of Tree

Been thinking about trees, so much part of my life, yours too. Here’s an ode to the glory of tree. Actually nothing like an ode but what the heck, it was fun to do!

Wood
wardrobe
once
tree
all tree.

Looking around –
Lotus Scepter
brush back
notepad
bedside table
chair arms
rosary
bed head
banana boxes
(under bed storage)

Trees in
disguise
trees turned
useful
utilitarian
beautiful
profound

Once
waved in
the wind
sheltered
did breath
with
vital life.

I’ll
balance the
Lotus Scepter
straight with
the grain
thinking
“You are tree”
All tree.

Thank you for
being alive
now
sustaining
us.
Forgive
us.

I’ll talk about the Lotus Scepter in more detail another time. For now and briefly, at the top of it is a stylized lotus blossom, a symbol of enlightenment and the stalk is in the shape of a human spine. It is balanced delicately upright, just as a human spine is. The celebrant carries it during a ceremony showing the teaching of the lotus with the intention of gathering the aspiration of all present to know the teaching of the lotus.

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