a tree of the field
entreating for a future
an esrog graced with life’s ridges and troughs
on this full moon
Tu B’Shvat marks the New Year of the Trees. It is one of the four New Years mentioned in the Mishnah (Rosh HaShana 1:1). In Hasidic tradition, Tu B’Shvat is considered a propitious time to pray that one will find a beautiful etrog to use on the coming Sukkot. This year it falls on January 22.