may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, April 6, 2012

each year,another tree planted

the winds of west texas are strong and severe
they test you with grit in your teeth
you plant a hope seed when you plant a tree
the test is to see which succeeds

you may think that the flatlands have nothing to hide
that a forest would never breed
where there is water ,and earth,and sunlight
a tree can find roots that it needs

it takes a whole village to love saplings
to nurture the young and fragile
if they make it to elder status-only then
is it time to smile

with a kiss,each circle commits
itself as a tree to this earth
birth may seem easy as planting
it is life asks for the real work

some will succeed,some blown down
some give up before they bloom
we plant seeds in the earth in trust
for water,wind,dirt,sun and moon

FOR FORREST FEST April 20/21(Preview April 7,2012)

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