Literature and Poetry/
Tu BiShvat

Elit Habib-Gilad

Planting

Bustan Group 2007

A single seedling

Potentially contains...

A shelter for a newly hatched fledgling,

A branch swaying for a mischievous child,

Shade for people on their way,

Fruit to satisfy hunger.

 

A single seedling,

A bud of creation -

If we plant it in good soil,

If we quench its thirst

The seedling contains the whole world.

If we plant it in good soil,

If we quench its thirst,

In us, the planters there is ingrained:

Hope, faith, love

and life.

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