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14: Nature’s Sonnet

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Life of a Tree

As a tree admires her beauty by looking into her own reflection
Water flows gently beneath and carries along her mirror image
Birds singing from the canopy come down to see the spectacle
A moment in time connects the tree to her own past lifetime
Once she stood firmly and proud on the banks of the forest creek
She was a home and shelter to many animals who befriended her
Her roots went all the way down deep below the water level
The crown on her head was majestic full of the greenest leaves
Years went by as she grew and grew with many seasons passing
She saw humans dramatically change the landscape around her
But the forest was left untouched and remained a peaceful sanctuary
With her birth ground safe she started giving in to gravity
Letting go of her connection to both the air and the ground below
Her the faithful task was to become a bridge between life and death

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6 thoughts on “14: Nature’s Sonnet

  1. a beautiful shot and a beautiful story Pieter!

  2. very moving and wonderful words, Pieter. The tree shows the decay of everything, even of us. That’s life. Kind regards Mitza

  3. Yes! If only people would feel comfortable thinking about these things.. it would make their lives so much easier.. πŸ™‚

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