a tree entrusts the wind

I will offer you my seed
he has grown beneath my boughs
as much as is reasonable
and I have directed
in my thoughts
and in my dreams
and through the sap that flows within the veins
that rise rigid from the earth
always seeking sky

I have attempted to communicate
the big ideas
that come from being rooted deep
and steady
from growing ring by ring
and year by year
until I can offer nothing more

it is the time to let my seed go
and I bequeath it’s fate
and all of what may be
to your breath
blow gently and steady
as you lift this future
from me into the sky
find the soft earth
and the rich
before you choose to let him down

for this is my seed and it is time
so blow you forwards
and take my spirit with you
to distant vantages
then gently set him down

© Frank Prem, 2010

8 thoughts on “a tree entrusts the wind

    • Hi.

      Thank you for the nomination – that’s really delightful of you and I’m glad you think well of what Ive been posting.

      I don’t feel that I’m much of a blogger to be honest and I get a bit lost with things like awards and nominations, so I think I will pass, but with much gratitude for the nomination.



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    • Hello Arti.

      I was aware that there is an Eastern meaning to my name, although I’m not aware of any familial connections with that part of the world.

      It’s a rather nice way to be connected, through a word like love.

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy some of what you encounter.



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