I posted this last year. Tu B'Shvat is this Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In the middle of winter Tu B’shvat falls
Thru’ the frost and cold the springtime calls.
There’s a time for rest and a time for growth
Most living things require them both.
The trees offer many kinds of good
giving shade and fruit and we build with their wood
Tho’ a tiny seed may appear the least
It gives us the food on which we feast:
Fruit and nuts and all kinds of seeds
We note the season with our deeds
and give our thanks to the Creator
with a special Tu B’Shvat seder.
If I said all is well you know I’d be lying:
all over the planet forests are dying
Trees give us oxygen that we breathe
So if to our children we would bequeathe
A world of living creatures growing
forests and birds and rivers flowing
A world where trees can live and thrive
where all Yah’s creatures can survive
We’ll care for the earth with humility
And on Tu B’Shvat we’ll plant a tree.