Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Language of Trees

I love trees, and when I saw the following blog post and read the accompanying lovely poem by my friend, Esmaa, I wanted to share it with you:



The Language of Trees
by Esmaa Self


Deep in the forest

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Snow Flocked Trees in the Woods


and high on the hill,


More big trees covered in snow.

Expectation of the Dawn ~ Waikamoi Rainforest Maui Hawai'i


trees have voice.


Arbutus in the fog


If you would hear their speech,



if you would learn their words,


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Snow-covered tree in Death Valley.

you will venture far from mankind.


Will you stay with me?


You will learn to pick out the childlike pop, the joy...


Beech leaves in November


water shed park


the wail, the crackling moans of standing timber.



Same place on a cold March day


Eventually you will learn to walk in silence.


 small passway


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If you would know the language of trees,
you will walk very far in silence.


Muir Woods (21)



Visit Esmaa's interesting and informative blogs:
Middleground Farm

Thank you, Esmaa, for letting me share your wonderful poem


1 comment:

miniaturista said...

Maravillosas miniaturas y unas fotos perfectas, me encnatan he disfrutado mucho mirando la naturaleza.
Un abrazo
Maite