For some of us, we only have to go out into nature to find whatever it is our soul is missing.
If you're like me and find everything you need in a walk in the woods, this poem is for you. It's a way of saying, "thank you, I love you" to the beauty still left all around you.
I Am Of The Earth
I walk among trees and know each
for a friend.
I see a history and imagine
what secrets they keep,
what wisdom they'd lend.
To think I too can stand tall
in the wind, can be
still as a stone
or alive with the energy of the forest, its soul,
yet remain calm like the plants who are meditating
Roots easy in the soil,
face turned to the sun.
I am part of this world,
I know how it is to flourish and to
wither, how to endure the seasons
and the storm,
how to travel far
yet remain unchanged in a most essential way.
I know in my own body the
movement of the waters of the
I think, yes,
a brother, a sister.
The love I have been given
washes over me, and
I feel as though I am the giver.
A single leaf, let free
joins the current,
joins my own reflection,
and as it drifts away
I imagine myself, at home,
like the passing leaf,
wherever I happen to be.
I too know the bittersweetness of change.
I walk into the woods and I think, yes,
There are times I feel as ancient as the fern,
as widespread as the moss
or weightless like the blackbird with
scarlet on his wings,
and I feel I know all the secrets
of the universe.
The world sings to me and I hear the song.
The winds carry messages that I can read.
My visions turn true,
my desires are cast far beyond words,
like the dandelion sets free her light, puffy seeds.
God speaks to me through the trees.
. . .
Where's your favorite place to go to in nature, where you go to feel better?
Tell me in the comments. I'd love you to share your thoughts with me here.