Meditation, Winter

I asked the tree
kindly teach me
about winter.

Quiet snow falls
gentle blessing of water
it feeds the tree.

The tree feeds the rabbit.
The rabbit feeds the earth.
Snow covered, quiet, the tree
tells how this is a blessing.

I asked the tree
please teach me
about peace. 

The tree said
the snow falls
on each of us.

14 December 2004