Talking Trees

Talking Trees

A Chapter by Dave Brown
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Walking through still woods

Beneath the tallest of trees

I thought I heard some talking

Filtering down from above

 

Looking up I’m sure I saw

The tall trees welcoming autumn

Talking about summer’s departure

How the change would bring soft color

 

It was giant evergreen’s discussing

How much they enjoyed fall’s display

The reds, oranges and yellows

That would soon be carpet laying

 

And the up and down squirrels

With their constant chatter

While preparing for the quiet sleep

With fewer birds and nary a bee

 

It was time for them to relax and rest

I heard them say to each other

Winter would come, then spring

Which would bring more lovely color



© 2020 Dave Brown


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My favorite aspect of nature writing is when a poet personifies to the moon & back. You & Patricia Wedel are both adept at taking nature personification much further than anyone else at the cafe. You bring these trees alive, you give them personalities and memories, man, this is tree fest on steroids. I wish I could imagine much more "life" being "out there" than I do. Usually I'm just plodding along being pissed at the birds for pecking my broccoli. This morning, a bluejay was banging the glass, trying to get at my lettuce seedlings in my sunny windows. Wildlife can be so invasive! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

I learned that Pat wears leopard tights and slippers
which is truly being in touch with natur.. read more
Reminds me of the Ents in Lord of the Rings.
And I do believe they talk, I have heard them on a rustling fall day...
They talk of how they shade us, give us beauty and yet we don't take care of them...we destroy them by cutting them down...setting them on fire...
letting them catch diseases and doing nothing.
yes, they watch us.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

I haven't heard/seen that
Are those your words or theirs?
Whatever, I believe exactly .. read more

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