The Trees Before The Woods

When all of Earth in one rotation shifts

When people almost stumble to their knees

When stories, friends and lives are set adrift

Who needs to see the woods before the trees?

Behold the flutter of each life-filled leaf

Behold the sunshine smile that guides the way

Behold the beating heart beneath the grief

Who needs to see the week before the day?

Let’s hear each note of dawn’s great chorus sing

Let’s watch each cloud morph by as it’s redrawn

Let’s feel each cherry blossom breeze of spring

Who needs to see the day before the dawn?

Let’s dust down dreams as we rise from our knees

Who needs to see the woods before the trees?


By Mark Bird


#calm #thankful #nature

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