Magnificent Trees

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi


In autumn you are the teachers

Of how to grow old and shine

You stand tall and blast

Your colors against the blue sky

Your leaves are fearless in their

Journey of change, smiling upon us all

As they fall and kiss the earth

Your soul emerges, vulnerable

As core trunk and branches

Holding it all together, standing tall

And strong and good and beautiful

The trees are leading and teaching

How to live and love and let go

Listen, for our journey is the same.