Whispering trees #haibun

For Colleen’s weekly challenge .

Tell me Redwood
Your secrets gathered over centuries
The beauty you’ve seen
And the sorrows you’ve weathered
Can you show me, old willow
How long you have loved
And how lonely you have been
Each leaflet a tale
Each branch a lesson

Verdant forest glades
Filled with eucalyptus dreams
Colour me dazzled

Those aphrodisiac delights
Beneath hydrangea, maple and myrtle
Flavours of home
The wind singing through pines
Mahogany, shading down relief
Each flower a memory
Each root, hope

Soft wondering breeze
Cool messenger of the trees
Scented with deep truths


Colleen’s theme prompt chosen by Sue for this week is a quote;

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them can learn the truth

~Herman Hesse~

I hope you enjoy this
Stay safe, stay loving.

68 Comments Add yours

  1. bejamin4 says:

    Beautiful! This one needs to be read aloud! Great sound to it.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, cheers๐Ÿป

      Like

      1. bejamin4 says:

        Welcome. Cheers๐Ÿป

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

      Like

  2. mariamichaela says:

    A poem as lovely as a tree.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh thank you Michaela, that’s as good a comment as you can get

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    A true appreciation of life giving trees.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje ๐Ÿ’›

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Aashi๐ŸŒผ

      Like

  4. kittysverses says:

    There’s a lovely feel to this piece, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you feel that Kitty, that’s what trees do, mostly

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        That’s true. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful! Trees are good secret keepers! Some of them are around for centuries, imagine all the secrets they carry on their branches!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I know. Those giant redwood trees really capture my imagination, they are almost timeless

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Pallavi says:

    Loved this! Beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pallavi. I do love trees

      Like

  7. Dora says:

    Timeless reflections โ€” what enchanting lines.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Trees are really enchanting. Thank you Dora๐ŸŒผ

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Era says:

    so so beautiful ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Era. I’m glad you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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