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. Hi Jude. Simply stunning poetry.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim. I’m so glad you like this.

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  2. Jay Bleu says:

    Oh yes… if only trees could talk

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Maybe, just maybe we can dream that they do. Thank you Jay

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  3. justcalmwildness says:

    This is beautiful, this reminds me something I always think when I visit an old forest, the amount things it has seen and stories it could tell.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I too oddly revere trees and yet that isn’t a big part of the culture I was raised in. It’s just almost natural love for them

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      1. justcalmwildness says:

        They are amazing

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  4. Silent Hour says:

    I love trees, so I loved this!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you do

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    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ❀️😊

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      1. Silent Hour says:

        You are welcomeπŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’›

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  5. Vashti Q says:

    Beautiful! I love poetry about nature. ❀ xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vashti. 🌼 I’m so glad to see your comment. Hope you are well

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      1. Vashti Q says:

        All is well with me. I’m currently working on the blurb, formatting and book cover for my upcoming release. I hope you’re doing great yourself. πŸ˜€ xo

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  6. memadtwo says:

    These are wonderful Jude. I love trees. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K, I’m so glad you like thisπŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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  7. Sue Vincent says:

    A lovely, lyrical piece, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sue

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous poetry, Jude. You captured the magical essence of the trees. ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen ❀️ I’m glad you like this

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      1. It was some amazing writing, Jude. I hope you create a book of all your poetry. It’s going to be fabulous!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        This is so encouraging and heartening. Bless you Colleen

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      3. Well deserved, my friend. ❀

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  9. clcouch123 says:

    I’m especially drawn to the lines about the willow: how long has it loved and how lonely it must be. There were two, very tall willow trees at my childhood home. One night, one of the willows fell in a storm, covering the backyard. The other tree remained, alone.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow, that’s so real, I’m glad you can share this with me. And I’m glad you could relate to this. Thank you so much

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  10. Jules says:

    Your last haiku… so true. I think the tree most surely would tell us all they could – if we would just listen. πŸ˜€

    I look out my picture window near where I write and think of all the birds homes, the squirrels nests, the day and night visitors…

    I’ve found three or four different owl feathers – over the years…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Trees really support life and house it all the same. Thank you so much Jules

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