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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

 

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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!

 

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Uploaded on January 13, 2012