Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Letter #2: Dear Tree

bodhi tree4.jpg, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

Dear Tree,

I know the difficulty
of breaking through concrete
to soar into the sky.

I know the frustration
of holding rage inside.
How nice it would feel to drop a branch on that
man carving sentiments into your bark.

I know you get sad,
and every year, you cry your leaves down, leaving
you naked and vulnerable.

What I can never know
the mystery of how you can bear to send out
new leaves.
Light green, whisper thin, shimmering in the wind.

Yours truly,
An admirer at your roots.


Nessa said...

I love your photo. The leaves look like green lace.

Your letter is wonderful. I'm on a personal crusade for trees. My favorite saying now is, "You are amking the trees cry," whenever I see someone do something that adversally(sp) affests trees.

jientje said...

Lovely picture and such a beautiful poem! You're doing Nablopomo now as well are you?
You are so brave!