Psalm 1: Flowering

Deep joy comes
from not walking from the advice of those who do evil,
nor standing with those who do wrongly,
nor sitting with those who scorn.

But rather turning to Torah both day and night,
and finding in its realm delight.

By so doing you shall be like a tree,
rooted by fresh streams of water,
whose boughs cascade with fruit in season,
whose leaves will not wither from want.

And every thing that you touch,
shall indeed
flower.