Patience of the Cross Timbers. (Poetry).
Patience of the Cross Timbers Hundreds of years growing on a steep hill, desolate, aging despite scarce nourishment, they wait for history to recognize them. Crooked cedars, centuries old, twist in the shifting light of seasons, and cling to a long forgotten hill shared by three-hundred- year-old post oaks, every head cut off by lightning, every stump holding out side limbs like wires on ragged and weathered clothes-line poles. Recorded history reveals itself in the cross timbers' rings, some narrow as a spider's thread, examined not by eye, but magnified to count each period of drought, season of rain, each scarring fire, tornado, flood, times of settlement and grazing. Washington Irving slept here among the timbers, now a century older, and proclaimed them beautiful. They have waited these years to hear it once again. I wait. Transition is permanent. I understand these trees which grow around rock and moss, trees which stretch limbs in crooked lines seeking elusive light, trying to catch the run-away water, clinging to life long enough to leave a legacy on the land before becoming firewood. Their endurance, spirituality of patience, their mandala of encyclopedic rings. What they have is what I want.
goddess of the moon. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 72]
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