Rooi els

Lying on a mattress of roots
In the lap of a rooi-els tree
Beneath a greenly translucent canopy
I learn about …

Surrender ™

New leaves intercept the sun
They shade and starve
The ageing boughs below.
An old branch, overshadowed,
Accepts it’s time to go.

The tug of wind
The pull of earth
Invite spent growth to fall.
Tree relinquishes leaves and limbs
To reunite with soil.

Surrender is not just giving up
It’s also letting go –
Feeling welcomed by
Each new stage of life,
Trusting nature’s flow.

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