Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

Leaving space enough



Photo: David Campbell / http://gbctours.com


Patience is a personal focus, right now.

And poet friend Bob Moore speaks right to my soul with this reminder about the wisdom of our tree sisters and brothers.

They seem to know how to leave generous room for mystery to come in quietly and fill the spaces.



by Bob Moore


Photo: Nelson Ashberger

The trees stood still. They knew enough to wait.

They knew that every season wasn’t great

for blooming, so they slowed down, and they dreamed

of what the light would feel like when it streamed

for hours in the warmth of a summer day.

When asked if they felt cold, they wouldn’t say.

But given the chance, they wore a coat of snow,

and waited for the length of days to grow.

They watched the squirrels and chipmunks fetch their meals,

but never spoke a word of how it feels

to while away the time and not complain,

or worry if the forest would sustain

their young, or fret about the need for room.

Instead, they held out for a chance to bloom.


3 thoughts on “Leaving space enough

  1. Thank you for sharing this insightful poignant poem. Quite timely in fact.

  2. Dear Phyllis,

    This is wonderful. Thank you. It brings to mind Baha’u’llah’s references to the “voices of all created things”.

    Love, Mary K. Makoski

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Thank you both, Mary K and Eric. Bob’s spirit shines through this wise poem

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