Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Once Upon a Tree

Once upon a tree a lad climbed up to see the world
Once upon a tree an apple grew from bud unfurled
  Once upon a green-leaf tree its tune turned gold and fell
 Where winter, like a lonesome minstrel strums its citadel

Once upon a tree wee birdie learned to sing and fly
 Once upon a tree a swing, a wind-song lullaby
Once upon a tree, a pantry filled with nuts and such
Nature’s wildlife castles clothed and stripped beneath her touch

Once upon a tree redemption’s misery ran red
Once upon a tree salvation’s sacrifice was bled
Once upon a tree a king laid down his life and then
Became, for all humanity the Way into heaven

© Janet Martin

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!