into the earth.
Every word of your Spirit is encircling my heart
with each ring in the trunk of the passing of years,
making your word a part of me.
I am a tree beside the river
flowing under my leaves.
I listen for the wisdom that daily comes
on the breath of your Spirit
and meditate day and night
on the wisdom you give.
I am a tree delighting in life
with the sun through my leaves.
I am a green cathedral of stained-glass
windows of healing leaves and
fruit that comes in season.
I am a tree that grows without striving
as a tree must grow,
and I lift my branches every day to Heaven
and I worship the One who made me.
Every day my roots delve deeper.
Photography Hatham Al Shabibi