When the leaves flap and bristle,
A cacophony of castanets,
the branches strain,
and the trunk pulls on the roots,
Stand tall and strong,
Remember to breathe.
Catherine Johnson, 2012.
Be like a tree.
Put down your roots in the warm earth.
Allow room for your branches to spread out.
Don’t fluster when the wind attacks and the leaves flutter.
Unless of course:
- My Little Nut (maggiemoosetracks.wordpress.com)
Have you read the very beautiful A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas?