In Tree’s Embrace

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The scent of bark
does seed my acknowledgement of life,
its rich redolent odour of life’s fibrous macrocosm,
a deep and afferent journey,
and the earth pervades all in nutrient flow,
inhabiting each smell of growth within light
to form a network of connection,
surging through each root, trunk, leaf,
pod and flower.

And I hold a tree, its life surging through me,
radiations of life’s silent heartbeat,
and it soothes a tactile mind,
brings thoughts to simplicity,
simply being a profound mystery of giving,
and I inhale this beings breath,
so pure and selfless,
abiding and endlessly sharing,
and I know this the plan, for all life.

Life and death surround my consciousness,
yet no sadness or despair ensues,
for fallen life just transforms and gives even then,
and all life flourishes in both demise and growth,
the cycles endlessly simple, endlessly right,
as clouds hang over human thought,
lost within itself, within ego’s play,
when growth is all that’s wanted,
and wisdom passed on in blood.

Transition is life in flow,
new souls to grasp opportunity and arise in time’s grace,
and we who founded them, continue,
in life’s many facets, many rhymes,
and in no way can we change the plan,
we are sparks of an eternal flame,
enriched by all a soul can be,
in learning our ascension,
and no compromise can impede,
our journey to perfection.

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “In Tree’s Embrace

  • April 19, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    The tree of life indeed. Comparisons of growth, strength, endurance, longevity, outreach and lifting our roots towards the heavens. I have been in the presence of a few mighty trees in my time, I stood there, embracing their qualities and closed my eyes to try to see what they had seen through the decades. I stood in front of one such tree, 150 years old and still strong. Oh the stories that it could unfold before me, I am but a simple human in it’s grandeur shadow. What a wonderful tribute to a trees embrace my poetic friend. Yours words chosen as always flow from a strong vocabulary.

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  • April 20, 2016 at 12:17 AM
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    Much appreciated Vincent; I have always loved trees, from the liquid amber I climbed as a child to the giants in Tasmanian rain forests, and they share life so freely for those who can witness it. Glad you appreciated the thoughts.

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  • April 20, 2016 at 2:57 AM
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    Without trees, there would be no life as we know it on this planet. They are sharing but humble and just want to be left to live out their existence, all the while taking in carbon dioxide and exhailing oxygen so we can breathe. A very worthwhile poem.

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  • April 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    Its the ways of nature and balance that inspire me to know more, and communing with each aspect and trees in particular is a wonderful experience. To me, they are so far advanced compared to humanity, because what we try to achieve they do without the cumbersome weight of thought. Cheers!

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