The Oak Tree Waits
Standing tall, there the oak tree waits for me,
Should I lie beneath the outstretched branches
I would write of this eternal country
Where white rabbits run round silver birches.
Antique and tired, there the oak tree will wait,
There at the foot of a golden meadow
It stands eternal, withstood against hate,
The gurgling river passes green and slow.
Tall and dry and blown by the gentle winds,
There the grasses stand overgrown and gold,
All surround the oak tree, and each must mind
The scarring thoughts that all the old men hold.
There it will stand until the ends of time,
There it will stand until I make the climb.