The 43 Trees Project

Leah of 43 Trees, written by Amanda Shields

Leah, Humble Maiden
August 1983
Humble maiden,
Made of wood
Her flesh of bark,
No longer stood
Her branches left no travel plans,
What now remains,
just hallowed lands
She brought us solace,
On darker days
A lover's carving,
Among the haze
She knew from birth,
from at the start
That Sandy came,
to break her heart
Her highest calling,
She always knew
To be an arbor,
Through and through
Fragile, gentle,
somber soul
Your silent secrets,
Are all they stole...
Written by Amanda Starr Shields