The essence of the winter forest
Is human and divine.
Its emptiness is overwhelming
In its fullness.
Its love is sweetened by sorrow
And its sorrow is purified by love.
Its silence is deafening
With voices muted by cold but
The trees are full of love and patience and can
Heal our hearts from hurt and loss if only we will ask.
Yet, most perceive only what they want to see and miss the beauty of the winter forest,
Lift the veil and see the truth,
Can’t you hear it calling?