Trees gift a shimmering voice
to the free blow of wind.
From rough roots dark water oozes,
flooding thickened trunks,
branches, twigs and stems,
bleeding flat to brighten
translucent leaves.
And as wind-blown twigs tremble,
leaves shimmy and clatter,
spewing oxygen bursting
mist into air,
freshening sky-birthed breath
to soak into bodily cells,
until brains dimple and dazzle
with bright Light of Life.

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A celebration of the gift of trees, those companions, our compliments and God born symbols of our high nature to root earth into heaven and heaven into earth.

A poet, author, photographer and workshop leader with over 3,000 poems and 8 books in print as well as 20 CDs of recorded poetic work.
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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 4 years ago

    Mmmm.yes, I get this, I feel this, it is wonderful…I am a tree hugger from way back, your words float into me and settle comfortably to enjoy over and over. Lovey reflections Blake.

  • Those who hug trees know… what only the soul-silence of living things can teach. :)

    – Blake Steele

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 4 years ago

    how perfect….the true essence of trees!

  • how did you know that? :) Love to you, Wendy.

    – Blake Steele

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsover 4 years ago

    oh, lovely. :) I am a tree hugger in the true sense of the term, and my children are the same now, after seeing their mother hugging our mother! what joy! to feel with the whole in that way…tis a beautiful circle, is it not? I wrote a tree poem in the shape of a tree that is quite enchanting, but it doesn’t come out on the strict RB format in the shape…sad, as i like it.

  • I can see you and your brood all hugging some old rough tree and the tree moaning very, very, slowly its secret dark delight.

    – Blake Steele

  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous words about our amazing friends. I need to go outside and breathe deeply of their loving gift now. Thank you, trees…thank you, Blake. :)

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! This piece has also been blogged about here

  • Thanks very much. This makes me very happy. And thanks for all you do Tammy Mae, to make RB what it is.

    – Blake Steele

  • CeriseNoire
    CeriseNoireover 4 years ago

    too beautiful x

  • Thanks Cerise!

    – Blake Steele

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 4 years ago

    Ohh, your appreciation and respect for nature is breathtaking here. so beautiful. hugs! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Enough hugs to warp around me three times. Thanks!

    – Blake Steele

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 4 years ago

    an instant favorite for me.. congrats on the well earned Feature! :o) wishing you laughter

  • Thanks Quinn… I will sip your wish and laugh it.

    – Blake Steele

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