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Ode to Trees

Ancient trees speak to me… Thanks to everyone who inspired the Lady Calen to post this and introduce, I hope, Herman Hesse to other readers. And to the Reader for bringing it my way.

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“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”~Hermann Hesse~

Along with some impressive pictures she’s taken, Spiritual Dragonfly posted this beautiful quote about trees from Hermann Hesse’s book Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte on her blog today. (I will not pretend to know what that means!) She was kind enough to pull out the bit in the book it was taken from for me to post.

I love trees of all kinds because they provide what every person needs: roots for knowing who you are and where you came from, and tall branches from which to sprout your wings and fly knowing you’ll always be able to shelter there. It’s a very common theme when we’re talking about things we…

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Little things…

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Sitting in the cul de sac,
when I walked by,
he didn’t move.
Another lap to check,
he was breathing still,
he didn’t move.
I thought about the road,
not the best place,
for a wee bird.
I picked him up,
got him to grasp a branch,
in a nearby pine.
Another loop of the cul de sac,
to check on him again,
still on the limb!
Hoping a parent was nearby,
to come in as I left.
What will this morning say…

   
   

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