His feet were solid in the earth beneath me
His hair played in the stars above me
His skin was rough against my cheek
My arms circled him and I felt his strength
I saw his frozen drops of sweat
like diamonds in the moonlight
I breathed in his musty odor
Remembering a younger time
when nature was my second mother
He felt in my embrace
everything I longed to say
and like a kind old grandfather
aged by a hundred years of wind and rain
he pulled me in and gave me peace
I grew up next to a forest and I wrote this poem when I was about 14. I loved the ageless timeless feeling of the tall trees. No matter what was happening in my life they always seemed so peaceful.
When we went on the flower walk I saw this tree and totally fell in love with it. It had so much character – it almost looked like a Tree Ent from the Lord of the Rings novels.
Hope you like it and you have a peaceful weekend!
Prints and downloads on my website – Amazing Pictures by Michael Taggart Photography