I stumbled upon you, standing alone, naked on the edge of the woods,

Your arm stretched out, beckoning me to come, closer to your grace,

Motionless in the winter sunlight, as if you had been waiting, for my arrival.

I draw up close, and wrap my arms around, your weathered skin.

Our essences touch, as one looking out, across the fields together,

Sharing our stories in silence, we hear each other, so well,

You enter my soul, loneliness in banished from us, with tear filled eyes,

My heart races in sadness, as I disengage, and turn around,

Walking away I look back, at you saying, “Goodbye Beloved Tree”

22 thoughts on “Embrace

  1. I love this. Tress are willing to give so much to us. I hug my trees and tell them I love them and that they are beautiful. I feel as if they protect me from harm. I tell them to take what they need from me and give me what they can. They are wonderful.

  2. Lovely bow to trees. When I was having labor pains and no one was around, I walked twelve, tree-lined blocks to get my mother. Every time, I had a pain, and that was every other minute, I hugged a tree until it was over. I think I was one of the world’s first tree-hugger 66 years ago.

    • Thank you so much for your comment, and especially for sharing your wonderful story of tree hugging too! It is inspirational to read about a most special time in your life, and I am to honoured that you have told us here. Tree hugging is magical, and I am so glad you first found out about its beauty and theraputic effects 66 years ago.

    • Thank you so much for you kind comment, so glad that you liked the picture and poem, and that you live next to an old forest with lots of lovely trees too! They are a source of continuous inspiration.

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