Find Your Perfect Mentor in a Tree

Music: Pieces en Concert -- Prelude, La Tromba, Air de Diable.
By Francois Couperin.
Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike license.

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Find your perfect mentor in a tree,
In something rooted firmly to the ground,
Free to soar up high into the heavens,
To reach for light, to shimmer, to astound,
Yet also to reach deep where none can see.

So might your roots explore the rich, dark soil
Even as your branches seek the sun,
Vested in the gift you have been given,
Evangelist of beauty, passionate one,
Not able to tell ecstasy from toil.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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