Here is one of my favorite poems. I could even say the most favorite because every time I read it, I feel it was written for me and, sometimes, by me. Of course it wasn't- the author is Kiyoko Nagase, a Japanese poetess who wrote this way back in 1947 in Japanese. This tree is what I want to be. I am far from being it, but having this vision grounds me and gives me tremendous solace.