Bless me oh! Tree yes! Bless me
in those days
many many years ago—in history
you became Buddha or
Buddha was you
Through his heart I learned to live
Living in silence eternity
watching its beauty…. these yellow flowers
the green grasses, red rocks

and black and white and….. infinite

creatures…in compassion and peace
just watching …
how wind blows in equanimity
all existence around me now dancing.
Oh! Tree!
Yes! teach me mystery of your journey
Tree! You are for me

a friend and teacher
and a counselor and a leader
I love your balance
and middle path and patience
High and high up on sky you aim to go
without forgetting your home the mother earth bellow
sitting under your shadow
it’s all I want now
fruit of love and joy
everybody is fed today

with you everything is blessed
yes! Bless me too, oh! Tree!
with everything today here and now
I want to live and I want to finish.