Saturday, January 20, 2018

Trees/Imaginary gardens with Real Toads

Trees
trees provide shade                  for the weary traveler  on a hot summer afternoon     

they stand up-right                   just like humans                       as the seasons change                    

they change                              what they are wearing   they color the landscape          

they are always calm                 never in a hurry                       if you want to chat                  

they always have time for you  they are especially good listeners



and like good children they usually remain                  where you left them    

as a child                                  i loved to climb into them        from that vantage point

i could see the whole wide world         curl up for a nap          birds love to perch in them

it is where they build their nests            trees make good neighbors      

January 20, 2018                                            






4 comments:

Carrie Van Horn said...

Yes, trees are so many wonderful and good things...you have captured it so beautifully here Annell!

brudberg said...

I need trees.. they are the only one patient enough to listen.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love that they always have time for us.......they live entire millennia in one place, yet encompass all of life in their branches.

Margaret said...

Yes, they ARE good listeners!