• Made Things,  Poetry

    Strong Trees-A Marriage Poem

    Josh Groban is heavenly hollering “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” The sweet and gentle resolution of the violin and oboes slows me down to hear your soft love. Not the out loud from the rooftops kind, but quiet as the roots of a tree digging down in the dark, seeking support where we need it. You tether and train the branches so I can build a tree house for all the world to see up top, waving bright flags to the busy, noisy world calling, “Isn’t life grand?” But your towering quiet reminds me a tree is beautiful and strong, growing not just up and out but down as well,…