She dwells in secret, contemplating her destiny
A mere child, but she’s seen 1000 seasons.
She lives forever in the mists of obscurity
Immersed in nature, learning all the reasons
For spring, summer, fall, winter for eternity.
She grows slowly and knows Mother Nature;
Her Mother, goddess, friend, who nurtures
Her to womanhood to become one with infinity…
by Deborah A. Bowman