Yews are enlightened and wise,
else the Mother Goddess, or
female deity, would not be the
Tree of Life.
Live life as a Yew, be ageless,
ever-changing and adaptable.
As time and rot hollow your core
aim new shoots in the decay for nourishment.
Build new outer layers, so you too
can bend in the greatest wind.
Adapt and produce new shoots from trunk and branch,
and foster healing from any connection to earth.
As parasites attack your wood,
use loving thoughts to poison their advance.
If you happen to fall, know you are still
alive with even the smallest connection to soil.
Yes, this Mother Goddess is a resurrector,
a source for rebirth.
Such are the “you” opportunities of life.
© Steven Schleupner 2017