GIVING (a song that comes …) – Elaine Upton

GIVING (a song that comes …)

The fruit when ripe/falls from the tree–
The fruit when ripe/falls from the tree.–
Blessings on all/ who eat of the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

And this is the only /giving I know–
And this is the only/ loving I know.
Blessings on all /who eat of the tree–
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The seed when ripe/spirals down in the ground–
The seed when ripe/spirals down in the ground.
Blessings on all/who eat of the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The ground in rain/covers the seed–
The ground in sun/opens up the seed.
Blessings on all/who eat of the tree–
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

And this is the only/giving I know–
And this is the only/loving I know.
Blessings on all/who eat of the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The gardener breathes/on the shoots and the leaves–
The gardener waters/the roots and the leaves.
Blessings on all/who eat from the tree–
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The ants weave air/through the roots in the ground–
The birds weave song/The butterflies dance round.
Blessings on all/who eat from the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The giraffe and the deer/they eat from the tree.
The rivers and the wind/they eat from the tree.
Blessings on all/ who eat from the tree–
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The gnomes and the moon/they eat from the tree–
The Planets and the People/they eat from the tree.
Blessings on all/who eat from the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

The (*apple,peach, almond, leaf…) when ripe/falls
from the tree–
The (…) when ripe/falls from the tree.
And this is the only/giving I know.
And this is the only/loving I know.
Blessings on all/who eat from the tree.
Blessings on all/Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

Elaine Upton,

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