With Roots Above and Branches Below

Divine Revelation

I am firmly founded

on the roots of your Word,

the declarations of your love.

But my branches extend

across to my fellow human

touching him with your grace.

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Starward's picture

Without needing to cite the history of ancient languages, I can still say this poem is exquisitely beautiful, and the metaphor is perfect.



saiom's picture

beautiful poem

The metaphor of the upside down tree is an ancient
Sanskrit one...
Sanskrit, the mother of all Biblical languages (Aramaic
Hebrew Greek Latin) has been described by Judge William
Jones as 'more perfect than Latin more copious than
Greek and more exquisitely refined than either'