The Language of Trees

Trees are a great source of inspiration for me. They appear in many of my poems, mostly in A New Dawn, the last chapter of this book.

I asked the trees one summer

what they had been thinking

of all year.

They wouldn’t say,

but then I heard them wave

and whisper of the ages, seasons,

years and months and days,

and countless hours

of abundant happiness.


– First of six verses –

Green Tree