– The Oak –
A Great Oak Tree has fallen,
Whose limbs once reached so close to the sky,
Whose shade has made so many sojourners pause, rest, wonder.
The once-live tree now lies down,
Its giant, natural form is parting from all who once received the life-giving energy.
And the empty space where the tree once stood,
Leaves a hole for others to fill, big neighboring trees and small ones,
Who have taken shelter from wind and snow.
Memories of laughter and sorrow around the strong trunk will be waning as the sun sets,
Fortunes buried over the years are just now sprouting.
Great life still glows on the morning dew.