Drop, Fall, Falling and Fall Again

21 Feb


The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. In the fall, these tiny yet hardy little nuggets drop from the oak trees to land on the ground. Most will be eaten by passing wildlife, but a few will survive to form a new tree in the spring. Because the acorn only appears on a fully mature oak, it is often considered a symbol of the patience needed to obtain goals over long periods. It represents perseverance and hard work.

Drop, Fall, Falling and Fall Again

I grew from a seed, fallen from an oak.

In my fall

I was embraced in the womb

of bright-colored, falling leaves;

quilted for the winter, made, just for me.

It was a well attended

baby shower.



Cleansed by snow, baptized by Spring rain,

 encouraged by the earth beneath me,

and the sun of life above me,

I grew, with patience and perseverance.

 Now, having dropped my seed, let me fall again;

helping you, with patience and perseverance,

to build your new home.



Posted by on February 21, 2012 in AARP, Lent, Love, Pine Cone Diaries, poems, Poetry, religion, Zen


4 responses to “Drop, Fall, Falling and Fall Again

  1. ZQ

    February 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Isn’t it awesome! Sometimes just waking up is TMI…but as we get older we see what needs to be seen (maybe 🙂


  2. booguloo

    February 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Learned something new today. Thanks!


  3. ZQ

    February 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Thank You!


  4. VenusVee

    February 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Patience–something I have yet to master—The Acorn great example of the circle of life, birth, death and rebirth. Great poem. Thank you



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