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In Memory of Trees ... A Music Poem

Updated on July 25, 2015


In memory of my father...


Nature is part of us...who we are. Not only is it beautiful, without it we cannot survive.

The black and white photos in the music video below show the desolation of forests through fires, illegal logging, disease, and other deforestation from various development interests.



From the dwarfs of willows

To the spruce of ancients

And towering red,

You are spirit chaste…

Peaceful and without words;


Steadfast and true,

You take and give of the earth

As you send forth your seed

To mark your footsteps

Strident

And soft;


Delicate in youth,

Your limbs timid forth from small beginnings

'Till emboldened armed,

Fully dressed of arresting splendor

To seize

The eye of man;


You round the world

Magnificent...

Giving the breath of life

In endless embrace of myriad color,

Scent and form;


Bursting of food and flower

Tender, sharp

And sweet,

You nourish and haven the wandering,

Loved, feared and unseen

Without prejudice;


You weep and bend with supple hold

To defy the thrashing

Swirl of storm

Yet yield your strength

In many forms

To the thousand desires of the living;


In death, your arms still reach toward life

In barren grace,

Waiting...

Spent and resolute;


When we grieve the tears

That finally heal your desolation,

Then God, Himself,

May call this sadness just.




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