ancient mystical tree
|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 last year, 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 and Happy New Year!
Prints and downloads on my website – Amazing Pictures by Michael Taggart Photography