The Temple Tantra Kitchen is like none I’ve ever known,
and yet it feels as if I’ve always known this to be home.
Teak and Rosewood Kitchen cabinets from India
made hundreds of years ago will stay with this house
for centuries more
to prove what the energy of soul
can manifest as,
tree or house.
Tantra’s Kitchen Counter
Tantra’s Kitchenette gets a Cypress counter
from two centuries ago,
a single piece of wood cut from a tree
that once did grow.
Not just a tree but one for me
that grew 1,000 years
before someone did cut it down
and never shed a tear.
These ancient trees grew tall and true
for centuries we know
but barely one is standing
and so few we plant to show
The children in 200 years
When these trees just mature
may finally see the value
of the forests that once were.
I hope to see these houses
built from salvage we now trash
be standing beside trees that will
be treasured like the past.