… the firmly planted plants grow stronger, in all directions –
At their base, the close-knit underground structure grows deeper,
and the young ones up top grow and bloom, blossom and loom over the sunny days,
fully aware of the world around them and its possibilities.
Perhaps the wind will take them somewhere far someday, these seedlings,
off the leaves of the branches of the old, wise tree they’ve grown from.
Perhaps they’ll fall right next to it, the seedlings to their source, and join a skyline of green,
shoulder-to-shoulder, shading the older and younger trees alike.
As many fish in our seas, there are branches and trees,
Forming new forests, while the old ones grow strong;
and they will all rise, fall, and become new again. – RSM