trees—a poem about the nature of trees

      trees

trees are patient
trees are kind

trees don’t argue
they don’t mind

if we’re cruel
….. or unkind

trees are patient
trees are kind

© Ken Chawkin

A sequel to Being in Nature, a gift from a tree.
Both written mid-1990’s in winter, Vancouver, BC.

Also see What Do Trees Do? Something to think about, Willow Tree – a tanka – from a tree’s perspective, and Friendship – another tree tanka.

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4 Responses to “trees—a poem about the nature of trees”

  1. Lizzie Lines Says:

    Trees give us heart

    They give us soul

    And if we’re patient

    They give us coal 🙂

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  2. Willow Tree – a tanka – from a tree’s perspective « The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] see: Friendship – another tree tanka, Willow Tree Tanka II, What Do Trees Do?, and trees—a poem about the nature of trees Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMoreStumbleUponDiggRedditPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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  3. Mary Oliver’s poem, Praying, is a lesson on attention, receptivity, listening and writing | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] This gift from the tree was much appreciated. I later called it Being in Nature. Its sequel, trees, was about the nature of trees, and what we can learn from them. Another poem once came to me from […]

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