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
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.