A Fruit Tree
A FRUIT TREE
Behold within the self-same tree
Two birds, two sweet friends.
One enjoys the ripened fruit,
The other looks but does not eat.
On such a tree my spirit crouched.
Saddened by its restlessness.
Till seeing with joy how great its Lord,
It found from sorrow swift release.
–From the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
Page 70 Sign of the Tree
1970s; Stanbrook Abbey; Ink on Scratchboard; 12×10; Mat is signed.