Communion

oh to rest
in the sheltering wisdom
of the old, old tree

Shelter From The Blistering Sun

our beloved tree
a great green umbrella
offering shade and sanctuary

How The House Homesteads


the garden feeding us
laundry on the line
so many kinds of shelter

Another Gift Freely Given


a generous benefactor
the forest’s shade
on a hot summer day

Summer’s Best Friend


take shelter
in the sweet shade
of the dear old tree

The Privileged


we watch
winter’s demanding dramatics
from inside our warm havens

Haven

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shelter in the rhododendron
waiting out winter
alongside flower buds

With

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the better shelter
from the storm
is found with others

Retreat

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cool earth dust baths
in the shelter of shade
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