Sunday, January 31, 2010

TREES

You cannot know the loveliness of trees
Who say, "How beautiful!" and pass them by
Not knowing the great comradeship of these
Most noble presences of earth and sky ...

You must have lain beneath their arms at dark
Breathed in their fragrance with the morning air
Felt living coolness underneath their bark
And shared their stillness as an hour of prayer.

40 comments:

  1. This little lovely poem displays such a love for trees, "those noble presences"! It seems you are nothing but love: love for your parents, love for an old friend, love for nature.

    Have a blessed day!

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  2. So very true. You can not pass by the trees in the fall and not declare their beauty. Such a beautiful time of year.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend, my friend.

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  3. Oh Margie, I love trees so much and your writing is so beautiful an does it such honour...as does the photo :)

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  4. Wonderful tribute to trees. Trees are full of love. Trees are all ages. New saplings to old bent rugged trees. Just like all of us. I love your words today, Margie. Much hugs to you.

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  5. beauty of nature in ur beautiful words...:)..

    urs..hemu..

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  6. Beautiful words about my most beloved subject, the trees. So eloquently put; yes indeed, they hold an uncanny allure in every way.
    I hope you had a lovely weekend dear friend,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  7. oh, I am always up for tree love and fortunately here in CO we have got some splendid trees...

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  8. Margie I love trees, and I love your poem. It is Beautiful!
    Trees have a power and positive energy for all God's creatures.
    Known, the great Polish poet Jan Kochanowski wrote his most beautiful poems in the shade of beloved, old linden tree.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  9. So lovely and sweet words. Wish you a great week ahead full of dreams and inspiration.

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  10. I love how to take about the most simple things. It makes you appreciate everything. You are so cool!

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  11. Just Beautiful. I live in the Jersey Pine Barrens and could not survive without breathing in the pines in the morning or hearing the whispering of the pines in the evening. Thanks Margie for a wonderful poem. :-)
    Huggz,
    Quieten

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  12. This is lovely...gentle yet powerful. I love it, Margie!

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  13. Oh How i loved thsi... especially the stillnes of them. Beautiful as always dear MAgie!

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  14. Margie, simply beautiful. The picture also takes me away....

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  15. HI MARGIE-

    First, to The Old Man - that was a wonderful tribute.

    Second to happiness - beautifuly written - reflective of a person who lives fully and honors each days offering and promise

    Third- "TREES" I so admire and need the trees that surround our home - they are a wall against intrusion, a home for wild life, a spectacle of color, I can see the wind and feel the sun - I am shaded and delighted by each one.

    Love to you
    Gail
    peace.....

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  16. I love trees and I love your poem

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  17. Now this my dear friend brought me goose bumps.....I love trees and all the comforts they provide especially shade on a hot day.
    .......:-) Hugs

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  18. I love trees :D The different shades of colours and the warmth and security that embraces us :D

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  19. How beautifully expressed. We have many huge old trees in the park in the centre of Christchurch and I did spend times lying under them. Another thing you can feel is their energy.

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  20. I felt one with Nature, just by reading this excellent poem of ur's Margie..WOW!

    *HUGZ* I miss ya too..

    Keshi.

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  21. Hi Margie,

    Good to see you are doing well and busy. I love working with photography as well I think its a great compliment to poetry, reminds a bit of the Irish, because they are well known for their graphics as well as poetry.
    I write so much on domestic abuse and child abuse, that prose and the poetry is a nice escape for me. I see for you as well, as your poetry is well rounded and touches on many issues in which people confront.
    Keep Writing!
    Rachel

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  22. Hi Margie
    Entered through Phivos. Enjoyed the poem and the significance of the underlying meaning.The pic is marvelous too. You are welcome to my blog.

    Best Wishes
    Ram from India.

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  23. thank you for taking us there! wish i could stay...maybe just a moment more....beautiful!

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  24. now if the weather would just clear up i'd go hug some trees!

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  25. such simple lines yet very poignant and beautiful. Margie, you've a way with words. You adorn them with beauty and simplicity.

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  26. Margie: You have given me pause for a subject I have often taken for granted. A wonderful reflection on trees! :)

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  29. OH yeah, I agree wholeheartedly. Tree is my power symbol and so very spiritual for me. I love sitting beneath, hugging them, talking to them, dreaming, refreshing and listening to my tree. Thanks for this poem in particular. Hugs

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  30. Hello Margie,
    I love trees and I love the changing of the trees for all the seasons.
    The poem is very nice!
    Have a great day,
    Lydia

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  31. I so appreciate all the visits and lovely comments!
    Many thanks to ....

    Duta
    Anne
    Lorraine
    TechoBabe
    Glynis
    Hemu
    Zuzana
    Cat
    Krystyna
    Philip
    Mrs. Cullen
    Quieten
    Kristin
    Realliveman
    Dulce
    Just Be Real
    Gail
    Sarah
    Bernie
    Shionge
    Marja
    Keshi (how nice o see you here again, missed you!)
    Rachel
    R. Ramakrishnan (welcome!)
    Kay
    Jessie
    Ariel
    Michael
    Paula and
    Lydia

    I am so busy today and just do not have the time to do a separate reply to each of you, sorry!
    But I did love all of your wonderful and welcome comments!
    They meant a lot to me!

    May today bring much joy to each of you!

    Margie:)
    xo

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  32. Reminds me of my childhood! I always laid beneath the trees and read.

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  33. Well now I feel ashamed for all the times I've not properly appreciated a tree! :) Beautiful, Margie!

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  34. Hello Adie
    Oh, that is just what I did too!
    Loved reading under the trees!

    Margie:)

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  35. Hi Aurora
    Oh, you still have lots of time to appreciate those beautiful trees!
    Thanks for the kind words on my poem!
    I always love having a visit from you!

    Margie:)

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  36. smiles. i love trees...they are where i go when i need a break...and laid beneath a few i have...

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker