Green Leaves and Rubies
May 12, 2012
In the center of the most beautiful place in the world there nods a tree of unknown measure. How tall; how far; how wide its branches reach... Staring upward, one is lost; each thought becomes a leaf that curls upon a thought and rests at last, unworried. Its trunk caresses every visitor; smooth skin expanding, curving, laughing; wider than the longest arms, inviting all its guests to climb; to melt against the softness of its bark; to breathe. It is a patient tree. Always waiting, arms outstretched; green leaves emitting an atmosphere that captures, lifts, embraces... None have left this tree despondent. Some dance. Some murmur; smiling. Many wonder; opening their hands; fascinated by the surprising appearance of rubies. Everyone comes back.
A 33rd Engagement Anniversary & Mother’s Day Poem for my Bride,
Queen Kimmy Sophia I, of the Forest Lands of Love
photo of our daughter, Grace, by Frances Carter, in New Zealand
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”
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