Trees

Poem Tree

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Kahlil Gibran

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46 Comments on “Trees

    • Thanks, Madhu! I’m glad you liked it. Gibran has been a favorite of mine since college, and that was in the middle of the last century, you know! Wow, that sounds like a long time ago! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Loved the quote – I had never heard it before. Thanks for sharing it, George!

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  2. It’s refreshing to read a meaningful quote for the first time, and this one applies so nicely to your photographs. I like the stark nature of your shots, very nice!

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    • I am grateful that you understood what I was trying to say. The reason that I took up the camera in my later years was to leave a kind of photographic journal of my thoughts for my grandson. I love photographic images as much as I always loved and collected watercolors and etchings. This is a new adventure for me, and I really do appreciate your encouragement. Thank you, Paula.

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    • Hi, Victor! I am happy to see your face! Thank you. I’m glad you like the photographs of the trees. It’s eighty degrees here today after the freezing temperatures we’ve had this winter. It feels almost like I imagine KSA weather feels!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Thank you very much, Marie. Yes, everything is dead. But, it’s eighty degrees here today, so the natural world will return in all of its outrageous color. Thank goodness! I was about to give up on spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks, Adrian. I love all of Khalil Gibran’s words. I do lots of mono. It’s just posted on The Fuzzy Foto. I do not live in a Mono World, as you know. I see in outrageous color, but sometimes I do wander over to the stark side… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. A stunning post! Always, Gibran will be a love of mine! That mistletoe doesn’t look good for the tree but it rarely kills them. From the looks, it is a mighty one. I’m glad you aren’t scurrying about like a mouse and it’s warming up. xxx

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    • Thank you, Adelaide. The city cleaned up the mistletoe from those trees. The area was covered in thick brush. The city built a nice, paved walking trail through them and finally cleared the brush leaving some of the trees. Yes, I am delighted to see the sun. I hope you are getting sunshine too after the deluge! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. The poetry is wonderful..I always loved it. You should get that awful mistletoe out of the tree…maybe Charlie could shoot it out with a shotgun!!!!

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    • You gave me the first book of Gibran’s poetry, you know. The trees are on city property beside the walking trail. They cleared the brush and lots of the trees. These were left, and some of them had lots of moss in them. Now, they’ve mostly removed the moss, and the trees are recovering. The city added a children’s water park in the same area. A great many people use both in the summer.

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    • It’s true. I hate the cold and the cold wind especially. I scurry in and out like a field rat! It’s been warm here for a couple of days, thank goodness. I’m ready for spring. Soon, I’ll be complaining about the heat, I’m sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello, Uncle Tree! I am happy to meet you. Yes, many of Gibran’s words have embedded themselves in my old brain. Thank you for stopping in for a visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I will never forget driving with my family through Canton, NC, as a child. The stench from the Champion Paper Mill smokestacks was unbearable. The people there could no longer smell it. There once were vast Longleaf Pine forests that stretched across the South from the Gulf to the East Coast. They were logged into extinction for building, furniture and paper. It is another sad chapter in our long history of self-destruction. Thank you, Naomi.

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