NATURE POEMS: “Among the trees”

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“Among the trees”

 

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple”, they say,
“and you too have come into the world to do this,
to go easy, to be filled with light , and to shine.”

~ Mary Oliver

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely and excellent 👍👍 👍 poem among the trees that are so beautiful and nice to be with. Wonderful poem

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    1. Thank you dear Kamal! Yes, they give us so much, from oxygen to shade, fruits, and flowers, beauty and protection…and the list goes on…

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      1. Yes they sure do and that is why today we as humans have nature that gives us so much in their capacity and never say anything but give. Welcome Amira.

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  2. LindaP says:

    Wonderful poem! I just love willow trees!

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    1. I do too! There is something so dreamy about them!<3

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      1. Trina Graves says:

        Me too! One of my favourite trees. 🙂

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        1. Oh, I have been thinking about writing about them… ❤

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