A poem for the eye to wonder at;
A sculpture for the hand to touch;
A painting against a barren landscape;
A song upon the breeze.
A home for a multitude;
A refuge from the storm;
A meal for a hungry family;
A shelter from the sun.
A living organism;
A breathing plant;
An aware being;
Part of a community.
A giant who lives;
A treasure that gives;
A triumph of evolution;
So easily destroyed.
A tree is not merely wood.
A wood is not merely trees.
Opher – 6.6.2021
I make no apology for loving trees. I don’t hug them – at least not often – but I do adore them.
I can appreciate them on so many levels.
They are nature’s works of art – so delicate, so beautiful.
They have given us food and shelter.
They have given us our atmosphere.
A tree is not merely wood. It is so much more!