CELEBRATING FAMILY & FRIENDS
FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
My friends, I love you with a whole
And holy joy,
Springing forth from depths deeper
Than the deepest searching roots
Of my singular spirit.
I cherish you in golden meadows
Where tall saplings’ unfurling leaves
Transform the cosmic sun
Into delicate tendrils
Of new life.
I affirm you amidst the chaos of the storm,
When unbending, ancient oaks crash.
Those naked, gnarled roots, twisting skyward,
Will support the nesting place
I am nourished at the fountain of infinity
By joy so rich that I cannot contain it,
Unless you come to my table
To share the cup with me,
And break bread. --- Linda Weaver Horton