The tree whose roots cannot reach

to the very center of the dark
will never produce any branches
 high enough for bright
 to build nests from which to sing.
*AND this ….. how much I absolutely enjoy reading 
all of your work, how amazed at your depth, how grateful.
How stunned at your glittering songs. How honored that we get to participate.
I hope you are blessed. See you next year.
    thank you for sharing your poems.
     “Poetry changes people.”