Trees are aware of the rain – a gentle rain, filling the air with moisture – rain like silver footsteps tiptoeing on the leaves of the cottonwood tree. But that is rather poetic. “Poetic”, however, does not mean “untrue”. On the contrary, poetry and myth are the truest truths – far more true than mere physical reality (which only describes a small part of what is – and so is woefully incomplete).
The truth of the tree is extreme sensitivity to and awareness of the sound of the rumbling distant thunder, of the fragrance of the wet flower petals – of the gentle happiness of the forest in the falling raindrops. Truth is the tree’s awareness. A poem.
© Sharon St Joan, 2021
4 thoughts on “A Tree”
So does this mean you have some ready for me? 🙂
Thank you for the reminder, Laura. Not just yet. Please remind me again in a couple of weeks.
Evocative. I feel the oneness of poet and poem, tree and truth and the raining awareness of appreciation. No separation. Please hug cottonwood and ponderosa, inhale primrose, sage for me. ❤️Raven
All the trees here are happy to hear from you, Raven!