You stand there naked on the hill
Like an appointed sentinel,
Bereft of all your summer glory,
Your limbs outstretched against the sky,
and silently watch the world go by.
Do you shiver in the chill?
Do you utter the smallest sound
When the frost blankets the ground
And the snow begins to thaw –
Do your roots get cold and sore?
Do you long for the return of spring,
For sunny days and balmy nights,
When children climb your leafy boughs
And raucous rooks perch way up high
To view the landscape beneath the sky?
Image: Willdoo_photobucket.com & Aubreyknight_photobucket.com
©DGA 26.06.2011 07:14
26/06/2011 at 9:26 am
This is a lovely poem, beautiful photos.
26/06/2011 at 9:28 am
Oh, Barb, thank you! Battled a bit for the photo’s… 🙂
26/06/2011 at 9:41 am
I always think that trees have feelings 🙂 I’m sure they must long for spring – lovely poem adeeyoyo.
26/06/2011 at 10:10 am
Thanks, Gabrielle. I think all plants have feelings of some sort… 😀
26/06/2011 at 11:29 am
Almost seems like we have 1and 1/2 moons in first picture. Has the solar system changed since I was in 7th grade science ?
26/06/2011 at 11:32 am
I also puzzled over it, Carl. Weird, but what with all the lenses and gadgets nowadays…
26/06/2011 at 1:24 pm
Those words were really beautiful, and the photos are stunning. Just two more months for Spring’s touch!
26/06/2011 at 2:16 pm
Thanks, Shane. Yes not long to go to spring. I love these crisp winter days, except for when the icy cold wind blows…
26/06/2011 at 1:56 pm
i like the thought that trees miss us…i love trees…and the forest…i go there to retreat…
26/06/2011 at 2:18 pm
I always think of trees as being friendly… and sometimes almost as if they watch over us…
26/06/2011 at 5:00 pm
Water holds intelligence . . . when we send it loving messages, it thrives. When we send it angry thoughts, it turns dank and dark.
Trees and plants are full of water . . .
They respond to our love and attention.
And I’m sure that tree loves this poem! 😀
For a fascinating look into the innate intelligent of water at the molecular level (both standing alone and in plants, animals, and us!), check out Hidden Messages in Water by Masuro Emoto:
26/06/2011 at 8:59 pm
Thanks, Nancy. I will read the relevant link. Very interesting indeed. 😀
26/06/2011 at 11:37 pm
Lovely images and rhythm.
27/06/2011 at 7:00 am
Thank you, Col. 🙂
27/06/2011 at 2:56 am
Trees always inspire me in their naked state. Something about the exposure reminds me of being human. Nicely done!
27/06/2011 at 7:01 am
I know just what you mean…. Thanks so much. 😀
27/06/2011 at 8:56 am
in my heart ,tree stand for a kind of spirit
27/06/2011 at 7:30 pm
I also think they are spiritual, Loveclair. 😀
28/06/2011 at 1:41 am
What a beautiful way to look at it. Lovely.
28/06/2011 at 3:40 am
Thank you, BV. 🙂
28/06/2011 at 4:25 am
I like to think that trees partly hibernate in winter and sleep, dreaming of spring. Beautiful observations.
28/06/2011 at 5:40 am
Lovely, Selma. What a sweet thought. 🙂
29/06/2011 at 6:55 am
the ones that drop their leaves always look so bereft in winter
29/06/2011 at 9:16 am
Yes, they do don’t they Bb. Quite sad, really…