The Language of Trees

Have you ever communed with a tree?

The essence of all

Mother earths rich gift

Used your eyes, studied her bark, roots, canopy.

Noticed her position in the forest family

A watcher of the woods or an infant in the glade

Full sun or partial shade

 Colour, shape, size, branches, leaves can all be studied

But have you ever looked deeper.

Looked beyond, felt her fears, dreams and deep, deep knowledge

Have you held hands and looked into her very soul, and seen your own psyche reflected back

And have you placed your ears to her trunk and listened,

Truly listened

But most importantly

Have you heard?


◄ The Armchair of Oblivion

In The Dead Of Night ►


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Tue 2nd Oct 2018 10:46

I sit in the garden and hear the trees talking,
As the wind in their branches are powerfully stalking.
They spread out from their roots in a variety of ways,
They were placed there for us to passionately praise.

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Mae Foreman

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 10:25

Beautiful words! Excellent?

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Janey Colbourne

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 10:22

Indeed I have! Often ?

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Hazel ettridge

Wed 15th Aug 2018 14:24

There was a Dr Who series about trees being the guardians of all life on the planet. It seemed weird at the time, but I totally get it now.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 15th Aug 2018 00:51

Always a subject worthy of care and attention in poetry.
Well done.

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Tue 14th Aug 2018 18:59

There was a similar poem not far back, and it inspired the same thoughts Christine, namely that I made a life changing decision under an old oak - conjecture could knock down the decision, but that's as hell where I made it. I think a tree certainly bestows calm when you engage with one - as it is a microcosm of the way life works.


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Christine Renshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 18:16

thank you for your feedback , I attended a creative playful writers retreat this weekend and we had to focus on something in nature .....I focussed in on an ash tree and when i put my ear to its bark , I kid you not the sounds it shared were loud and magical!

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Tue 14th Aug 2018 17:12

Beautiful! I absolutely love this. I have hugged many a tree and each one gives off a different vibe. They have a healing energy which cannot be put in a bottle!!! Great poem, thank you. Jane?❤

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J R Harris

Tue 14th Aug 2018 16:49

Thanks for this Christine. As an environmentalist I can very much relate to your words...?

Big Sal

Tue 14th Aug 2018 15:01

Reminds me of an Andrzej Sapkowski novel with the beauty of the trees emphasized particularly well. ?

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Christine Renshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 11:43

Thanks Taylor!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 11:28

I have heard Christine. Thank you for sharing..?

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