“The Jacaranda Tree” by Todd-Michael St. Pierre


~Here's the wisdom shared with me... by the Jacaranda Tree~

pronounced [za.ka.ran.da]



A friend of the wind...
I sway and I bend...
I'm the fifth season...
A poem without end...
Equatorial...
The oldest of new...
Blue Jacaranda...
More lilac than blue...
The rain forests, rich...
With hills of deep green...
I'm far and I'm near...
I'm here in-between...
The loud, silent voice...
Both heard and unheard...
The whispery shouts...
The unspoken word...
My flaws are perfect...
I'm plumpish and lean...
My roots drink from clouds...
In the month: Thirteen...
The moon of morning...
A flame's frozen heat...
The all and nothing...
The bitter of sweet...
The sun rising West...
A dim shade of bright...
An empty fullness...
A wild, wingless flight...
Blue Jacaranda...
I'm mystery and clue...
The universe, vast...
I live inside YOU...
The distant always...
The steep upward fall...
The bloom and the wilt...
I dwell within ALL...
I'm the dusk of dawn...
I am bound, thus free...
Humans have crowned me...
The GREAT POET-TREE!


I AM SPLENDIFEROUS!!!

As
ARE
YOU!



from Todd-Michael St. Pierre's book "Put the People in a Zoo & Set the Animals Free: Read Aloud Poems"