Cheer Up, Little Sapling

Cheer up, little sapling
You sway sadly today
And stretch out your arms
Wishing for birds
To visit your boughs

Rest assured, little sapling
Those flying above
Will come to us all
When we are ready for them
But you’re not there yet

Take heart, little sapling
Your branches are growing
And they will be strong
Your leaves are sprouting
And they will be lush

Be patient, little sapling
Your blossom years will come
And they will be beautiful
Your fruits will grow soon
And they will be sweet

Be in love, little sapling
In love with the sun that shines on your leaves
In love with the rain trickling over your bark
In love with the Earth that cradles your roots
In love with the life that is making you

Summer Gives to Winter

Those now in summer have plenty
Those now in winter have none
Those now in summer give to those now in winter
Until their summer is done

The world does not stand still
The seasons change every turn
The old summers fade away to fresh winters
And new summer suns start to burn

Those now in summer have plenty
Those now in winter have none
Those now in summer give to those now in winter
Until their summer is done