Standing Like a Tree

Thanks to student Joyce Duffy for teaching me this sweet and simple chant by esteemed singer/songwriter Besty Rose. This version is a slight variation on Betsy's original.

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Standing like a tree with my roots dug down,
my branches wide,
down comes the sun,
down comes the rain, down comes the love to the heart that is open.

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I want to sing like the bird sings, not worrying who listens or what they think. - Jelaludding Rumi