Father Tree – Amazing Pictures Flowers by Michael Taggart Photography

ancient mystical tree

Father Tree - Trees - Amazing Pictures by Michael Taggart Photography

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

14 thoughts on “Father Tree – Amazing Pictures Flowers by Michael Taggart Photography

  1. LOTR for sure. It’s so beautiful. I was in the yard the other day, walking through snow and ice, and went to the two huge trees inside the patio fence. I hugged them, thanked them for their protection and beauty. I love them so very much. I told them to give me what they could and take from me what they wanted/needed. They are so wonderful. I panted on them when they were young and the artwork is stretched and broken by the wonderful width of the adult trees. I painted hearts and moons and stars on them so they would be happy.

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