The Tree


The calm quiet strength of a tree
Anchored deep in the earth
Reaching high in the sky
The calm quiet strength of a tree

The calm quiet strength of a tree
Full of life from its roots
To the tiniest branch
The calm quiet strength of a tree

And oh, how it comforts me
How it teaches me
Without a sound
Then I realize at once
That this tree and I are one
In eternity

The calm quiet strength of a tree
From the weight of its trunk
To its delicate leaves
The calm quiet strength of a tree

The calm quiet strength of a tree
Showing anyone near
All the secrets of time
The calm quiet strength of a tree

Copyright 1994 Tom Splitt

Wishing you all the calm quiet strength of the trees!


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angel eyes
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 14:24:30

    just beautiful Rhonda angel eyes dee


  2. Princess
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 15:06:44

    Yo Rhonda, aaw lovely poem & pics, thanks 4 sharing, Luv PF XXX


  3. m60a3
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 15:42:46

    My thanks for this, indeed the old tree stands and the stories told…….Peace to You and EmmaMark


    Sep 02, 2009 @ 15:49:38

    I\’ve always loved trees! Good thing too because I\’ll be shooting a lot of them as our fall color progresses. All our best for you and my little buddy.


  5. Adrian
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 18:02:30

    Hi Rhonda, love the poem :)Adrian


  6. Lisa ♥
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 19:41:59

    Beautiful Rhonda. Lovely Poem and Tree .Hugs and Have a great Night.


  7. Palla-Jane
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 21:15:24

    Loved this Rhonda – when the weather permits, Jedda and I spend calming time under the tree in my yard – special moments! Mainly coz we have visits from the bird-tenants asking for bread crumbs.


  8. Happy
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 21:55:06

    Dear Rhonda, thank you so for post. There is something so strengthening about a tree, especially an old tree. Best wishes to you dear friend.


  9. Lynn
    Sep 03, 2009 @ 16:53:51

    Aww bless Rhonda,I\’ve got to admit when I was a youngster I used to get great comfort from anOld apple tree that lived in my yard, I done a poem about it ages ago and thisReminds me of it…Thanks for sharing…Big HUGS xx


  10. Kuskulana
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 04:11:51

    Yes, and patience to envy…Hugs from Alaska


  11. Unknown
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 22:27:55

    I actually do love trees and can appreciate all that they offer us. When I was younger, I believed that they only served one purpose. To climb. I liked climbing trees, though I had a bad habit of falling out of them. Not any more now. Too old for that sort of thing. But my family did say that I should have been born a monkey. (no comments please, I am sensitive) What a wonderful entry Rhonda!


  12. ☆° Lady Jude
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 20:31:47

    Just dropped by to say Hi… Hope the jobs going well. Trees are beautiful things. We went on holiday when I was a kid to the Shetland Islands and they have no trees there. Just beautiful wild flowers everywhere.Hugs Jewelie


  13. Beth
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:04:29

    Very nice poem and pictures.


  14. Sep 08, 2009 @ 09:52:07

    Hug a tree today… I do!!! Wow Jewelie, found it very interesting that such a place would exist without tress. What a cool fact to share. Thank you : )


  15. freckles
    Sep 08, 2009 @ 15:30:27

    how right is this ? there is nothing better than sitting under a tree – you do feel calm under them – something i hadn\’t realised before !thanks, hope little one is better & yo are doing okbhappi~x~


  16. Mei's
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 00:50:35

    How are you Rhonda? I am clam this morning, I got it all. every words! 🙂 It take me time to read especially poem. I enjoy this one! Have a good day! Mei


  17. Dianne
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 08:55:47

    Beautiful poem Rhonda. Love the picture too. I think that is something we all strive for. To have calm , quiet strength like a tree standing tall against the elements that try to blow us over, to have Faith that is strong and unwavering . Keep the Faith Rhonda.Hope all is well with you and little Emma.Love and PrayersDianne 🙂


  18. Here I Am
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 00:16:12

    I often gain strenght from the trees. Hope all is going well with you. Miss you but know how busy your life is now. I love this concept of still being able to come and connect with people here even if they are busy on another road. Take Care my dear friend Hugs Carrie


  19. Isabelle
    Sep 11, 2009 @ 15:56:51

    As usual beauty is the current theme on your blog!Longtime no see… I had been very busy lately.Just passing here quickly and dropping a hug and kisses to you and Hemma.Hope things are ok.Take care,Isa


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