Monday, January 30, 2012

On a winter day

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
~Hal Borland


Anonymous said...

only seasons dis
close deep

branch forms -
seasons solely

comprise a life
's deep

shape -
in back

drop of roiling
clouds, branches

extend arm's

desiring possible

Ms M said...

Splendid poem, Anon! Thank you xxoo

Katie said...

Even without leaves these trees have personality. Right now in NorCal there are trees like this, ones with fall-colored leaves, evergreens, and even magnolias and cherry trees that have started to bloom. Trees are so fun to watch!

Ms M said...

Thanks, Katie. :-) Trees are fascinating, with all their different moods, characteristics. There is a fir tree in the n/hood that looks like a sorceress with her hands held out to cast a spell. I'll have to try and get a photo of it.

altadenahiker said...

Your photos -- what a lovely progression. And I'll remember that quote.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Altadenahiker. The quote is powerful to me, too.