When I look at a tree

I see the tree and all it contains –

The seed, the soil, the water, the sun, the cloud, the air.

Each person who cares for the tree, sees the tree and breathes in its

life force.

I see they, too, contain all the elements that are shared by the tree.

And I see myself and our ancestors and children to come. I see all of life.

When I look at a tree I see heaven.

Anne Byerrum

Poem and silk screen on glass by Anne Byerrum