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. michnavs says:

    I love this especially when i read it out loud .💖

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m real glad you do. Trees are amazing. Thank you so much Michelle

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  2. jazzytower says:

    So nicely done Jude… An ode to trees!😊♥️ I hope one day to stand next to a redwood. Nice work.

    Pat.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I hope so too. Thank you so much

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  3. Fabulous Jude and wonderful response to the prompt..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Di, I’m glad you enjoyed this

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  4. You’ve transported me to another world. Beautifully written, Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta. I’m so glad you’re catching up on the posts🤗🤗

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  5. An absolutely brilliant flow of words and thoughts… gorgeous!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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      1. A great and sincere pleasure! Peace and light.

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  6. Anisha says:

    This is so fresh. I enjoyed each and every line. I speak with trees in my garden and it feels like they speak back too!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow, that’s quite beautiful. Thank you for the appreciation Anisha. Trees are amazing

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  7. Outstanding, Jude. This lovely poem is filled with all the verdant beauty and mystery that all trees have.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim. I was so happy with this one🧡💕

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