- Posted by Quaker Earthcare Witness in 2021Art & PoetryBeFriending CreationJuly-August-SeptemberNumber 3Volume 34,  | 1 min read
Red sycamore buds with green background
Sycamore Buds Photo by Kathy Barnhart

by Mey Hasbrook.

sap rises
into burgeoning buds
whose edges unfurl, like fingers opening in friendship.
Leaves reach between gaps, become mounds.
Earth caresses
every curve,
sings across seasons:
Awaken Love! Open wholly! Embrace Beauty!
From slumber, undulate
in Harmony.
this is Memory: Love is Holy!
And you are Home already,
for always.
for always, you are Home.

Mey Hasbrook is currently a Sojourning Member at Durham Friends of Maine, and recorded at Kalamazoo Friends of Michigan.