Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Love A Tree

Silhouette Oak by William Guion
Silhouette Oak

I love a tree, A brave, upstanding tree!
When I am wearied in the strife,
Beaten by storms and bruised by life,
I look up at a tree, and it refreshes me.

If it can keep its head held high,
And look the storms straight in the eye,
Ready to stand, ready to die,
Then by the grace of God can I--
At least with Heaven's help, I'll try;

I love a tree, for it refreshes me!

Tranquility by David Winston

I love a tree!
When it seems dead,
Its leaves all shorn and bared its head,
When winter flings its cold and snow,
It stands there undismayed by woe;

It stands there waiting for the spring--
A tree is such a believing thing.
I love a tree,
For it refreshes me!
--Ralph Spaulding Cushman
(from Hilltop Verses and Prayers)

Blessings, Mimi


Mary Isabella said...

What a beautiful poem. Wonderful Valentine"s Day !post down. I hope your's was special...Mary

Sharon said...

What a lovely poem! I have always loved and admired trees myself!

I left a little something for you on my blog!

Hugs, Sharon

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Mimi,
What a beautiful post today. The trees are just breathtaking. I really love the one with the Snow around it. The poem is very fitting as well. "THANK YOU" for sharing this post with us today. I hope you have had a good weekend so far. Mine has been pretty good. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Cathy said...

That is a wonderful poem, Mimi. Thanks for sharing it.

nannykim said...

Those make me think of the big evergreen oaks here where I live; great poem to go with the trees!!

joan said...

Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing it.

jennifer said...

The power company cut a large oak tree on our road this week. A tree covered with wild english ivy. Tall and beautiful. I would not call myself a tree-hugger, but I felt sorrow at the downing of this tree. Your poem spoke to me. Jennifer

Sarah said...

It is a lovely poem. I love trees... the tree that my Saviour died upon.

Hugs and blessings.

Sarah x

Sharon said...

That is such a beautiful poem Mimi!

red tin heart said...

Great poem ! Elizabeth is doing better. She is still pretty fragile though. love nita

SweetAnnee said...

A lovely poem.
I love a tree too

Beverly said...

Peaceful words and beautiful pictures ... love to you!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Mimi,
I'm just dropping by to check on you. It's been a few days since you have posted and I do hope you aren't sick. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. Hope to hear from you soon.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Cathy said...

Hi, again, Mimi, I have something for you over at my blog.

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