THE CONTENTMENT OF TREES
NaPoWrMo2022 Day #1
Inspired by this quote by John Muir:
“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!”
Tall and silent, towering over me
branches spread wide
with your forest companion’s
like lovers holding hands.
Your roots journey out
beyond your canopy,
cross my path,
then dive beneath the surface
meeting with others traveling there.
Here in nature’s cathedral
you live together in harmony,
all species fulfilling their calling
without our interference.
Painting: Contentment, Chinese Ink on watercolour paper, 11 x14 inches, Framed. Copyright Wendie Donabie