The Presence of Trees


The Presence of Trees

by Michael S. Glaser

I have always felt the living presence
of trees

the forest that calls to me as deeply
as I breathe,

as though the woods were marrow of my bone
as though

I myself were tree, a breathing, reaching
arc of the larger canopy

beside a brook bubbling to foam
like the one

deep in these woods,
that calls

that whispers home

Wishing you a day filled with beauty and wonder!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 09:23:32

    Rhonda I hope you have a great dayTake careSue


  2. Sue
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 09:49:32

    Trees ARE amazing and so alive. Enjoy the day!


  3. Terry
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:12:05

    Trees are most important to our living. Great post.Hugs


  4. Joe
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:55:52

    I love trees too however I don\’t miss having big ones in our yard. I don\’t much like to rake nor can I forget having a huge branch fall on our deck after and icestorm! Thanks for a wonderful post my friend.


  5. Captain
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:10:31

    WOW! Really beautiful poem Rhonda. Thanx for sharing that! Yeah trees are a mystery all right. The Sequioa tree has a root system that extends for 2 Km\’s radius! Some trees live to be over 3000 years old. There must be some secret to logevity in there somewhere. Do ya think? Maybe they just have a lot of \’hard bark\’ on them. Isn\’t it odd how we do seem to feel this kinship like we are one with trees. Or that somehow they know we are there. Maybe one day we\’ll take a tree for a walk! I like to hug them. :O/:Q xxx


  6. Dreamwalker
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 15:26:20

    Hi Rhona.. this is a beautiful piece which you have added and the pictures compliment the words beautifully xx I hope that you are feeling better .. The Trees help with healing, I often go and sit with my back to a tree and it helps give that healing peaceful energy.. Take care xx


    Jun 30, 2009 @ 15:34:52

    Rhonda, I love this poem and the tranquil calming pictures. I can almost imagine myself there if I take a deep breath and close my eyes. Thanks for sharing! I can\’t even imagine me living anywhere without the presence of trees and woods nearby. I guess I am just a backwoods Missouri country girl, blissfully transplanted into the mountains and forests of Montana.


  8. Princess
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 16:15:27

    Yo Rhonda, lovely blog! Hope u have a lovely resta day! Luv PF XXX


  9. Palla-Jane
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 19:23:37

    Ah, Rhonda – I LOVE trees! I live not very far from a State Forest – guess where I go when I need tranquility? Enjoyed your post!


  10. Angel eyes
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 19:56:28

    i agree completely angel eyes


  11. Beth
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 20:11:13

    Beautiful poem. Thank you!


  12. sweeti's
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 13:43:53

    Nature is beautiful and such a perfect poem with itNjoy ur week RhondaBig smileMJ


  13. Happy
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 14:51:18

    The phrase, \’the marrow of my bone\’ and then the rhyme with \’though\’. This poem is so awesome in sound and construction. Thank you for post. Had not heard of this poet so enjoyed this surprise discovery of your post.


  14. Theresa
    Jul 03, 2009 @ 23:46:35

    I loved this poem. Wonderful!


  15. Here I Am
    Jul 05, 2009 @ 17:55:12

    I love this poem. Thanks for sharing I have so little time to be looking for poems it so nice to come here and read so many that touch my soul… Hugs Carrie


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