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Hesse: For Trees Eyes Only

Posted in Quotes with tags , on January 4, 2015 by Uncle Tree

a favorite author Hesse

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured.”

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The Making Of Sir Willow

Posted in poetry with tags , , , on September 13, 2014 by Uncle Tree

Bruce Marlin

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Stealing a glance under my branch,
I spied a green-eyed lady,
as if, by Chance, or Fate’s romance,
she found me cool and shady.

I heard her sigh for times gone by,
her breath grew slow and steady.
I knew not why, but in her cry,
old tears stood at the ready.

Releasing all, the rain did fall
on ruddy roots and timber.
Like thunder calls that break down walls;
like leaves turn in September.

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Tree Dancing

Posted in poetry with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by Uncle Tree

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In the twilight ~ West Sun’s daughter

photon dancing on the water

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From The Executive Branch

Posted in poetry with tags , , on February 2, 2014 by Uncle Tree

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leaf and leaves now leave me speechless
left and right twist meaningless
centered in the symmetry
nature turns quietly
grown perfectly
you and me
so simple
so free
and
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giant oak trees-around-the-world
The Angel Oak
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From Uncle Tree

A Gift To Open Hearts And Minds

Posted in Christianity, poetry with tags , , on December 23, 2013 by Uncle Tree

Christmas-Cross

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Out On The Limbs Of Love

Posted in poetry with tags , , , on December 11, 2013 by Uncle Tree

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When it snows and my limbs begin to bend

under the weight, I relax

 letting loose all worries and cares 

When the North wind blows

I just curl in my roots

like toes in new Christmas shoes

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Uncle Tree’s Temptress

Posted in poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2010 by Uncle Tree

Illustrated by Aaron Pocock

http://aaronpocock.wordpress.com/

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She came to me one morning
without a leaf to bear.
I needed no fair warning
from the lass with twiggy hair.

She tickled my fancy twice,
and then brushed against me thrice.
The warm-up was very nice, but
her next move came with a price.

I paid for it dearly, and tipped her properly.
Then I asked,
“See you again next Friday?”

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