There are self-transcending cedars
Whose hearts rise to heaven.
There are contemplative cypress
Focusing on life's impermanence.
There are roses who draw blood
Even from those they love.
There are the soil holding trees by the river Who bind the community together.
And there are the wide-branched terebinth Who shield many from the burning sun.
And Wisdom desires them all..
Excerpt #29, The Love Of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Book available through Wisdom House, email@example.com. $5 includes shipping.