Morning gratitude


A very old tree

looms in majesty over 

the volcanic gorge.


Green and yellow leaves 

sparkle in the morning sun

adorn her branches.


A yellow bibbed bird

merges into the colours

of the winding tree.


Its time has come and

soon all leaves will have left her.

Nurturing the soil


Naked and helpless

she appears - an illusion.

Yet, strongly rooted.


Soon the buds will sprout, 

the leaves will turn green again,

rustling in the wind.


The cycle of life.

Can't wait to see her transition

again and again. 


Morning awareness.

Please let me see this beauty 

with an open mind.


Thank you!