Metal & Wood
When planting for a year, plant corn.
A decade, trees. A centruty, people.
Chopping for firewood,
Slice the trees up!
Chopping down old trees,
Planting in new.
Plan ahead, not just for now.
There is an old Jewish saying:
‘If you are planting a tree
and someone comes running to you saying:
‘The Messian has come’,
first finish planting the tree,
then go and see the Messiah’.
Prepare a better world –
not necessarily one you will see,
but one that future generations will.
©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005