Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And, of course, a poem for the trees

I considered referring everyone to Dr. Seuss' _The Lorax_, in fact, I think I'll still do that. Here's the basic information, and I suggest you buy a used copy at your local independent bookstore, or from Amazon, to save some trees.

Here's a Tree Poem offering in honor of Earth Day. It's "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 a 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

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