There is a pulse, a murmuring in the root
A delicate quiver through its stem
It sinks....yet, it rises simultaneously?
Unfurling, from its humbled sleep, it stands.
Its form complete
The hard and brick-like winter ground
Could not stop its gentle push
To greet the morning sun.
- John H
John Hartley, Founder and Principal Instructor of Inner Health School of Taijiquan, Adelaide