The Evergreen

The Evergreen

A Chapter by Dave Brown



I am a huge evergreen Fir tree

Sweet sap courses my vein

Instead of what fosters mankind

I produce Nature’s sap train


Living a thousand years

Beyond man’s short life of stress

Soaring to the loftiest towers

With only wide skies to address


I am a part of the wild land

Where cougar and bear quiet walk

The wild birds come to my limbs

From chickadee to hunting hawk


A hummingbird sips my sweet nectar

An owl stares down from my height

My cones sustain the squirrel

I stand tall, both day and night


I will remain part of the forest

We range over far mountainside

Until the world is no longer  

I and mine will preside


© 2021 Dave Brown

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This is lovely, Dave. Like a landscape painting that shows the beauty of what’s before the eye without any need for impressions or embellishment. The natural beauties of the world offer so much beyond human understanding. Homes and food and pathways to life for so many creatures. Including us. We have a stand of pines that houses a family of barred owls and also hawks. By day we can watch the hawks graceful soaring over and by night the owls come out and fly from tree to tree. It’s always captivating to watch. I enjoyed your poem. It was like entering into and absorbing a relaxing experience in nature.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

I looked up the Cedar Waxwing which looks to be quite attractive
I don't recognize it and goo.. read more

3 Months Ago

I do fear the hawks as well. We have chickens and the hawks are always looking for an opening. So fa.. read more
I enjoyed the chapter Dave. I love nature. When I can, I take my grandchildren and I show them the trees, the lakes and the river. I am enjoying your work and Happy new year my friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing chapter.

Posted 4 Months Ago

dear Dave... I can visualize the Evergreen trees
and the Wildlife surrounding your home. The longevity
of trees is astounding. Your poetry delights the senses
and shows a love of Nature beyond measure. truly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago

Dave Brown

4 Months Ago

thanks Pat
stay away from political rallies and enjoy your day
Mm yes the trees do live longer than us humans

Posted 4 Months Ago

May those evergreens always remain so. What an asset they are. I have a conifer in my garden. When the other trees shiver in winter, she stands tall and dressed :)


Posted 4 Months Ago

Dave Brown

4 Months Ago

We are surrounded by them and the larger area around us is being slowly salvaged as parkland but sti.. read more

4 Months Ago

Such a sin to fell trees in my opinion :(
I just started a book about the great wildfire of 1910 that burned 3 or 4 million acres across WA, ID, & MT . . . describing ancient endless forests & clear-cutting years, etc. So I'm into the "tree mindset" & your poem fits my state of mind perfectly. Your rhyme & rhythm are strong & solid, plus I love your message about how silly mankind is, not realizing our foolish reign on earth will no doubt be short . . . whereas nature will live on (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago

Dave Brown

4 Months Ago

In Canada, the size of a football field full of trees is cut down each SECOND around the clock
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4 Months Ago

That's a spleen-squeezing statistic . . .

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