The Beauty of a Cross Section of a Life

Jenny Lu

Inspired by the beauty of a roadside stump, and this message by Pastor Caleb,    Embrace Your Place   .

Inspired by the beauty of a roadside stump, and this message by Pastor Caleb, Embrace Your Place.

All these many years
of xylem, and phloem,
and inside them, flowing
Life that makes the trunk strong,
and the roots run down deep.

With each year, a mark
circling round the heart
With each year, enlarging
of a greater beauty
All these many years.

Unseen patterns
within rough bark
Hidden beauty
below blossom, bough, and fruit
Flourishing. Full.
Feeding, from soil,
its firm foundation
Reaching, daily
to its light.

All these many years.
Steadfast.

Patient. Trusting.
Planted. Beautiful.