I know, I know! I’ve done trees for two days already.
But there’s so much more to them.
Beneath the shelter of the shady branches
or immersed within its Soul
I am kept safe and dry, sheltered from the elements
Autumnal leaves falling like multi coloured raindrops
scatter on the ground returning to earth
in the eternal cycle of life
Sweet and succulent fruits fill their branches
juice dripping oranges, crunchy apples,
heavenly mangoes, silky smooth avocados
nuts and berries – so much bounty
Home hearth crackling flames of fire
mesmerise the senses, warming souls
Life blood given o’er for healing folk
with resins, oils and smoke
Milled, the timber turned
to different kinds of shelter
functional and beautiful in many forms
© Raili Tanska
Steps for Peace
Be like a tree.
connect with your roots,
turn over a new leaf,
bend before you break,
enjoy your unique beauty
and keep growing.