Coming to Worship the 1000 Year Old Cherry Tree

Radiant Earth, Japan. Mother Tree, Yumiko Jannson Yanigasawa, and William Poy Lee Photo: ©2003 by Alice Walker.  This photo could also be called: China embracing Japan.

Coming to Worship the 1000 Year Old Cherry Tree

Copyright © 2011 by Alice Walker

 

Life is good.  Goodness is its character;

all else is defamation.

The Earth is good.  Goodness is its nature.

Nature is good.  Goodness is its essence.

 

People are also good.  Goodness is our offering;

our predictable yet unfathomable flowering.

 

Thankful and encouraged

Infused with our peaceful inheritance

May we not despair.