By CHANA PERMAN
She doesn’t fret about aging,
She wears her years with pride.
She knows the deepest beauty
Are the treasures found inside.
She stands with poise and grace,
Depth and character on her face.
Happily, she carries her identity:
She is an elegant ancient tree!
Originally from New York City but currently living in Toronto, Canada, CHANA PERMAN is a Jewish poet, mother and learning strategies instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in special education, and has worked in that field for 25 years. Her cherished roles as mother, teacher and guidance consultant provide inspiration and material for her writing, both prose and poetry.