A Vine

What is a branch without a leaf,
a lovely, lush, living gem of green?
Where does the vine first connect
beneath the dark, deep, dim earth?
When does the branch give birth
to tender bud, to juicy fruit, to life?
Why does the branch bare badly;
it has dried and is no longer rooted.

Without sturdy roots,
a branch becomes just tinder;
embers in the fire.

P. Wolf; poet & author

“I am the vine, you are the branches; the one who remains in Me, and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Linking to https://earthweal.com/2021/04/12/earthweal-weekly-challenge-toward-an-ecopoetry/


  1. memadtwo says:

    Each part is nothing without the whole–a true reflection of all of living. (K)


  2. Ingrid says:

    Indeed, roots are so very important, as is being grounded.


  3. Sherry Marr says:

    So much of what lives and dies is hidden under the ground. A beautiful contemplation.


  4. Brendan says:

    Here’s to sustaining roots! Thanks for greening at earthweal.


  5. Dori says:

    very nice, thanks!


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