nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

talking trees

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~

~

trees in conversation

~

they say

if trees communicate

they do so

beneath the ground

communication network

of rootlets

and mycelia

~

I still listen

above ground

to the friction squeal

of trunks

rubbing together

flutter of birch bark

whisper of leaves

~

I think they try

to learn my language

speak to me

of longevity, the cycle

of the story in layers

added year to year

bilingual trees

~

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~

All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

April 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

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  1. I was big trees when I was a kid because of the talking trees in the Wizard of Oz… Now I understand why they were angry about being disrespected. I love your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    Pat

    April 1, 2020 at 11:27 am

    • Thanks Pat. Someday people will be able to measure the way trees talk. And know they are sentient.

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      jane tims

      April 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

  2. Some lovely thoughts in that poem, Jane. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are staying well.

    Liked by 1 person

    Jane Fritz

    April 1, 2020 at 9:12 am


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