Living Tree; A Poem

by Hilary Horn

By Ana Lisa de Jong

We are full.
No need to chase the wind.
The divine seed within
has taken root
and spread its branches.

Those who seek a healing
need only open the door within.
The pain that seeks a passage
will disperse,
and birds come to roost
in your living tree.

Ana Lisa de Jong
Living Tree Poetry
February 2018

After writing this poem, a few minutes later I turned to the following in a book of prayers:

‘Holy Spirit
giving life to all life,
moving all creatures,
root of all things,
washing them clean,
wiping out their mistakes,
healing their wounds,
you are our true life,
luminous, wonderful,
awakening the heart
from its ancient sleep.

St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

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