What God has joined together, no human being must take apart. (Gospel)

“Sister tree” he said

“speak to me of God”

and the almond tree

blossomed

once a wolf

gave up thoughts of

fresh rabbit

even sparrows came

to rest and listen

a saint bringing out

the best—always

what seems against

nature—that hidden

self secret in pith

that gift in marrow

 

J. Janda