two oak trees

Today two oak trees
Tell a story of change:
One cautious, starkly bold
Holds onto winter;
One precocious, softly crowned
Rushes into spring.
Each responds in its own time
To the call of lengthening days.

Now is the time.
Feel the urge to emerge
From a winter of waiting.
Out of dark, deep stillness
Sweetness is rising in the veins
Forcing tight buds to burst,
Tender and translucent,
Into conversation with the light.

winter oak

spring oak

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