A Painter’s Tale — Part 2

©2013 Louise Gallagher

For  Lynn and Tamara 

I am
an idea
that began
with just a seed
cast upon the wind
my fate
to survive
on nature’s whim.

Blown free
I find
in the soil
of possibility
deeply rooted
in the light
and love
around me.

I stand
in the forest
of my sisters
sheltering me
from the winds
that blow
holding me
to this place
where I am
a tree
becoming me.


On Sunday when I left my tree painting on my easel I thought I was almost done. Last night, after working on it for another 3 hours, I discovered the trees had more to reveal.