The Ascent

A journey in a natural setting that leads to a precious discovery

A tall tree strong and upright, A tree flowing amid rocks and fern, A songbird's call.   These mark the path Upward, to where the damp turf Springs under feet no longer dryshod   There, where sky and earth and water meet, There, lie hidden in a rocky cleft A pearl and a rose petal.   I will cherish them forever.  ...Read On