I didn't earn it at first.
Love was like wind.
I could sense it all around her,
but I could not see any use for it.
Still, with patience, we walked
in tall stands of trees together.
Ones that had been there for so long,
red-barked and towering with wisdom.
The branches quivered and stirred
as we passed their anchored homes.
Murmurs perhaps, of their discontent with me.
I reached out to feel the deep crevices
furrowed in the rough and weathered bark.
Counsel, it seemed, for a fool.
The Redwoods all around us whispered
through a restless and knowing breeze,
“Let her in and don’t look back.”
Thu 25th May 2023 19:21
Fascinating poem, Mike. Loved it.
Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh
Sat 20th May 2023 20:59
We have much to learn from nature-and we'd better start listening!
Fri 19th May 2023 20:54
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