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One day ... when you will whisper no more

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Liebestraum
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Post by Liebestraum » June 2, 2008, 7:43 am

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To my beloved Pine Tree in gratitude for what he meant to me ...



One morning I stepped out to my balcony
to greet you and to exchange our energy.

An unusually strong light then hit my eyes
and it was in that moment that I realized
that something out there was terribly wrong.
The view didn’t fit my decades-long memory.
Something … no, “someone” that I loved
was missing and my heart sank in fear.

No, it cannot be true! I felt my knees weaken
while I approached the edge of the wall,
bending over …then I heard my soul scream
as it perceived your own painful lament,
rising from the poor remains of your trunk.
What cruel hands had perpetrated the killing?

Where was I while they had slaughtered you?
Why wasn’t I there to hug you and protect you?
I would have screamed and shouted “Nooooo…”!
I ran down the stairs with a pounding heart.
I questioned the bewildered concierge who
mumbled something about “too much shadow ...”!

I then leaned over you and wiped your tears
of still fluid resin spilling in astonished shock
all over your quivering wound facing the sky.
Your rings revealed that you had lived 50 years.
To your tears I added mine of deepest sadness.
I kept the scent of your spirit on my hands …

How many times you have shown me your aura!
How many times I had meditated under your crown!
How many times I used your branches to swing
in fantasy higher and higher to touch the stars!
How many times I happily played with the full moon
who loved to hide and unveil following your mood,
when you swayed in the sweetness of the breeze!

Now we touch in spirit and you whisper love, only love,
every time I see beyond the emptiness of your space.
It is hard to forgive those who didn’t see your beauty.
It is hard to witness the actions of ingrate humanity
who goes on killing the very source of its breath.

One day it might be too late for awareness to dawn
within the minds of men ...
One day ...when you will whisper no more.
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by LadySolaris » June 2, 2008, 8:01 am

Margherita, what an emotionally charged ode to an old friend! I cannot but help posting a photograph in response. I took this photo a couple of weeks ago during a walk through my neighborhood. Another "Old Tree Friend" was sacrificed in much the same way for the same reason. Today, it is the basis of new growth.

Love and hug,
Solaris

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Post by Liebestraum » June 2, 2008, 8:43 am

Thank you dear Solaris! Your picture moves me almost to tears, as it suggests the flowers are growing around the trunk to hug him and console him ...
Wonderful picture!

Thank you for understanding!

Love,
Margherita :)
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by Lion~* » June 3, 2008, 8:45 am

Dear Margherita, You honor life so beautifully. The emotion, gratitude, sorrow and awareness that you write about your tree friend is very respectful and refreshing. I love to see old tree stumps cushioned from beginning ring to end in thick mosses... it is the continuance of life... much like the hugging blossoms and vine Lady Sol has shown.


love Janice
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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