Monday, August 18, 2008

the garden

this tree that I planted
spread her roots wide
like a fan.

she reached down into rich loam
and wove stories
beneath her crown.

when her soul came down and alighted
on my shoulder
she stood strong.

Rachel Westfall
August 18, 2008


Kyddryn said...


Hey, I have a little curly willow that my Mum gave me to plant, rooted from a snippet of a friend's tree...

I have no idea where to put her, but I hope to put her feet into the earth tonight.

Shade and Sweetwater,

mike mike said...

And while her root's and soul slept through the night...the 'She' moon stood full and strong amongst the stars...rooted amongst the Universe...just like your soul ;)

RachelW said...

Thanks, both of you! Kyddryn, I hope you found a sweet spot to plant her.