What Do We Plant?

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship, which will cross the sea.
We plant the mast to carry the sails;
We plant the planks to withstand the gales -
The keel, the keelson, the beam, the knee;
We plant the ship when we plant the tree.

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the houses for you and me.
We plant the rafters, the shingles, the floors,
We plant the studding, the lath, the doors,
The beams and siding, all parts that be;
We plant the house when we plant the tree.

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
A thousand things that we daily see;
We plant the spire that out-towers the crag,
We plant the staff for our country's flag,
We plant the shade, from the hot sun free;
We plant all these when we plant the tree.

by Henry Abbey

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An absolutely stunning poem! Confessing to all his mortal sins. And being forgiven. And then, to confess to his fear of death. Not only is he forgiven, but he sees the light of Jesus. And his fear is gone. In Soul's Journey - Parts I - V, I write about my near death encounter with Jesus. So poems like this totally resonate with me.
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