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Father Tree - from Biltmore | by Michael Taggart Photography
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Father Tree - from Biltmore

His feet were solid in the earth beneath me


His hair played in the stars above me


His skin was rough against my cheek


My arms circled him and I felt his strength


I saw his frozen drops of sweat


like diamonds in the moonlight


I breathed in his musty odor


Remembering a younger time


when nature was my second mother


He felt in my embrace


everything I longed to say


and like a kind old grandfather


aged by a hundred years of wind and rain


he pulled me in and gave me peace




I grew up next to a forest and I wrote this poem when I was about 14. I loved the ageless timeless feeling of the tall trees. No matter what was happening in my life they always seemed so peaceful.


When we went to Biltmore I saw this tree and totaly fell in love with it. It had so much character - it almost looked like a Tree Ent from the Lord of the Rings novels.


Hope you like it and you have a peaceful weekend!




Texture from the Amazing Brenda Star!!



Original photo in comments



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Uploaded on January 13, 2012