I never really thought about the spaces-in-between
Until the winter season came and there was no more green.
For then the leaves had fallen and the branches now were bare
And I can look between them now and something new is there!
That something new it is the sky
in all its shades of blue
With waving clouds that look at me
and say "how do you do!"
And then at night I look between the branches in the tree
I sit and wait a little while in and what do you think I see?
I see the stars all shining bright and twinkling in the sky
I smile at them and twinkle back with my happy eye!
"I never noticed you before when leaves were all in bloom
But now with spaces in between I even see the moon!"
The gift of emptiness it brings a fullness to my mind
A way to look, a way to see what really lies behind.
Who knows what waits behind the trees when there is no green?
Clouds and stars and skies of blue in spaces-in-between.
©written by Christine Summerfield/March 1, 2019