What The Trees Know



The trees know a certain unity that we do not understand.
They face what the wind blows in, and together they shall stand.
When autumn's wind reaches out to them her subtle hand,
the leaves turn hue and fall and still together they do land.
The forest knows a certain hope that lingers in winter's cold.
It is the certainty of spring when new leaves will all unfold.
Yet, in the swelter of summer, at the hand of man alone,
a flicker becomes a flame and takes back what nature has bestowed.
Still, trees know a certain peace that man cannot recall.
For united they will stand, and still together they will fall.





I have always believed that nature has her own sweet knowing that mankind has not quite grasped.  All of creation thrives and co-exists like an elegant dance to a beautiful song.  It is God's other textbook to teach us how to live, yet we take it for granted, awkwardly disregarding the steps.  If we would only take time to listen to the rustling of the leaves in the breeze, it is then that we could hear God's voice, and we to could learn the dance.










 

Comments

  1. oh I love the united they stand and together they fall. THAT part is AH-mazing. Really. How insightful and true.
    I loved reading this. I'm ready for fall!

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  2. Carrie, this is a stunning poem. I do think that trees / nature know things that we humans do not know. They live on and on, adapt to the changes, do not complain, accepting each season as it comes. Thank you for this poem!

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  3. Thank you JoAnn for stopping by...i loved your post featured at Emily's blog...truly inspiring...i will carry those thoughts and truths with me. :-)

    Thank you Mary so much for reading it...you are always such a wonderful encourager and friend...i really enjoyed yours as well! :-)

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  4. I heard about trees being in communication with each other even when they are 10 miles or more apart. I do agree about nature's sweetness. This was an amazing poem!

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  5. Autumn is so beautiful, a marvel in creation's crown.
    I particularly like your words at the end.

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  6. Stunning. You have a wonderful way with words. I particularly like the idea that "all of creation coexists like an elegant dance"...

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  7. Carrie, this is lovely. Yes, trees know ~ we should pay more attention..........

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  8. Carrie, what a beautiful writing and so true this is...i never gave a thought about nature as God;s text book to teach us...This is very inspiring. Thank you!

    and have a great weekend!!

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  9. It reminds me of the poem "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree." By Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-12-06 – 1918-07-30)

    Beautiful and ethereal - a lovely poem and an equally lovely blog.

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  10. "Listening hearts hear angles sing."
    RuthV

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  11. ah i am listening and my feet are starting to move...wonderful write...nice magpie

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  12. "Still, trees know a certain peace that man cannot recall.
    For united they will stand, and still together they will fall."
    Carry, very beautifuly written poem...
    Thanks for visiting me and commenting.

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  14. Wow Carrie this is such a beautiful piece to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it & you are so right...this world is indeed a text book full of wondrous, beautiful things and as I move through my Autumn I am more & more enjoying the simple beauty of things like the wind in the trees. Wonderful Magpie!!

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  15. I love love love your text. :)

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  16. A sort of telepathy between trees! A lovely idea.

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  17. I like the way your mind worked in this poem, Carrie. :)

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  18. Funny how we worship books and even prefer to believe what we read, even when Nature offers us a reality no books can. Yes, I can see a god in nature but find it hard to find nature in God. ;)

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  19. wonderful magpie - i also love to look at autumn as a dance and i want to join in..
    i love the unitiy in your magpie...
    and together they shall stand...that's great

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  20. Hello Carrie, you are very sensitive and deep..You desire is a closer walk, and you have it. He loves you, you are so special. Love Crystal xx

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  21. I so agree with you, Carrie. Perhaps people will become humble enough to listen...

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  22. You writer, poet of autumn par excellence!Trees have told you thier secrets here
    Amazing magpie

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  23. beauty - I love the last paragraph - I so agree that nature is God's will. It is we who go against the natural order he intended for us, which is when we find ourselves in misery and chaos...at least that is my opinion. hope you are doing well.

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  24. short, beautiful imagery... yet such a powerful message for all of us.

    Nice magpie.

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  25. Oh, this is wonderful. I've always had a strong spiritual connection with trees.

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  26. This is magical. Nice Mag...Love and Light, Sender

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  27. love it ...love nature being Gods other textbook...always a pleasure to visit you Carrie...bkm

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  28. you make a season full of seasons and flavors.
    rich and insightful writing.
    cool magpie!

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  29. Oh, I do love this Carrie. I believe in nature's story too. I think the Father writes His story through all of it, if we will just have eyes to see.
    This is beautiful!

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  30. This is so true. I cried when they had to chop down the tree in front of my house. So sad to lose even one.

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  31. 'I think that I shall never see...' This is a lovely poem!

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  32. Thank you everyone so much for all your wonderful comments...i was not able to get on a computer all weekend...so this was a lovely surprize on my Monday morning! Hope everyone has a great Monday! :-)

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  33. Lovely poem. What a sweet and tender depiction of fall.

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  34. I think you're right. I would almost say it's God's original text book - and you have just written a worthy epistle.

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  35. Ahhh, I see my comment did not make it through. My laptops are really giving me problems.

    Well Carrie - you NEVER disappoint. You ALWAYS inspire me.

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  36. Thank you Myrna Dave and Ninotaziz for reading it...i have really enjoyed reading everyones, and hope you all have a wonderful Monday! :-)

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  37. Carrie,

    You managed a tricky construction well! And the cost of tight rhyming didn't sacrifice meaningful images, ones not only 'pretty', but coherent.

    We're clumsy about nature. So clumsy we don't notice we're part of it. Maybe we're capable of directing it well? (Haven't proven that yet?)

    Trulyfool

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  38. Trees do indeed have a wisdom all their own! Very lovely magpie!

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  39. Thank you Trulyfool, and Maurie for taking the time to stop by and read it...i really enjoyed both of yours as well! :-)

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  40. this was so beautiful and absolutely true. I've always loved trees, for their beauty and for what they stand for in nature.

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  41. Caty thank you so much...i feel the same way about trees. :-)

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  42. Beautiful..I often wonder what trees would do if they were granted free will...

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  43. Just couldn't agree with you more! We can learn a lot from the trees, if we just take the time to sit and observe them once in awhile! Thanks for your lovely words, Carrie!

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  44. Hi Rene so glad you stopped by, and yes, that is quite a thought...what would they do? :-)

    Hi Joan just love your blog and your last post...thank you for reading mine. :-)

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  45. Such a beautiful Magpie and short commentary afterward, Rene. I feel much peace from it. (I am only now getting around to reading Magpie #35 at other blogs. Have been so behind that I won't allow myself to even look at the prompts for #36 and #37 yet....)

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