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The Presence of Trees…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Michael S. Glaser

I have always felt the living presence
of trees

the forest that calls to me as deeply
as I breathe,

as though the woods were marrow of my bone
as though

I myself were tree, a breathing, reaching
arc of the larger canopy

beside a brook bubbling to foam
like the one

deep in these woods,
that calls

that whispers home


Date Added: June 21, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 2:14 pm



Two’s Company, Tree’s a Crowd

This post is for all of the Papa’s in the world, and is inspired by Uncle Phil, who is like a tree…always there for you with a helping hand, a hug, a twinkle in his eye and a good whimsical story.   We love him!

Uncle Phil and his Rosie


Date Added: June 15, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 5:55 am



The Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Tom Splitt

The calm quiet strength of a tree
Anchored deep in the earth
Reaching high in the sky
The calm quiet strength of a tree

The calm quiet strength of a tree
Full of life from its roots
To the tiniest branch
The calm quiet strength of a tree

And oh, how it comforts me
How it teaches me
Without a sound
Then I realize at once
That this tree and I are one In eternity

The calm quiet strength of a tree
From the weight of its trunk
To its delicate leaves
The calm quiet strength of a tree

The calm quiet strength of a tree
Showing anyone near
All the secrets of time
The calm quiet strength of a tree

 

 

 

 


Date Added: June 13, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 10:12 am



Advice from a Tree

By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!


Date Added: June 11, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , — treeinabox @ 6:00 am



Breath

by J. Daniel Beaudry

Tree, gather up my thoughts
like the clouds in your branches.
Draw up my soul
like the waters in your root.

In the arteries of your trunk
bring me together.
Through your leaves
breathe out the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date Added: June 8, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 9:10 am



Nothing Gold Can Stay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing Gold can Stay.

 

 

 


Date Added: June 6, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 8:17 am



Think Like a Tree!

by Karen I. Shragg

Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.


Date Added: June 4, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 1:14 pm



Waiting for a Message…

by Rochelle Mass

Trees help you see slices of sky between branches,
point to things you could never reach.
Trees help you watch the growing happen,
watch blossoms burst then dry,
see shade twist to the pace of a sun,
birds tear at unwilling seeds.

Trees take the eye to where it is,
where it was,
then over to distant hills,
faraway to other places and times,
long ago.

A tree is a lens,
a viewfinder, a window.
I wait below
for a message
of what is yet to come.


Date Added: June 1, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 8:47 am



Cocoon

by Moyra Caldecott

I lie
curled
in the green cocoon
of my garden
spun of sunlight
and leaves…
ready to be born.


Date Added: May 30, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 11:05 am



Light Between the Trees…

by Henry Van Dyke

Long, long, long the trail
Through the brooding forest-gloom,
Down the shadowy, lonely vale
Into silence, like a room
Where the light of life has fled,
And the jealous curtains close
Round the passionless repose
Of the silent dead.

Plod, plod, plod away,
Step by step in mouldering moss;
Thick branches bar the day
Over languid streams that cross
Softly, slowly, with a sound
In their aimless creeping
Like a smothered weeping,
Through the enchanted ground.

“Yield, yield, yield thy quest,”
Whispers through the woodland deep;
“Come to me and be at rest;
“I am slumber, I am sleep.”
Then the weary feet would fail,
But the never-daunted will
Urges “Forward, forward still!
“Press along the trail!”

Breast, breast, breast the slope!
See, the path is growing steep.
Hark! a little song of hope
When the stream begins to leap.
Though the forest, far and wide,
Still shuts out the bending blue,
We shall finally win through,
Cross the long divide.

On, on, onward tramp!
Will the journey never end?
Over yonder lies the camp;
Welcome waits us there, my friend.
Can we reach it ere the night?
Upward, upward, never fear!
Look, the summit must be near;
See the line of light!

Red, red, red the shine
Of the splendour in the west,
Glowing through the ranks of pine,
Clear along the mountain-crest!
Long, long, long the trail
Out of sorrow’s lonely vale;
But at last the traveller sees
Light between the trees!


Date Added: May 28, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 12:50 pm



Imagination…

Butterflies on a tree

Blue on tones of brown

Blue in a world of green

A reflection of sky

A match to my eyes

A flight away from

A mosaic in the field nearby…

OOoooomm the magic

Of following imagination…


Date Added: May 22, 2012 | Comments Off | Filed under: Inspiration — treeinabox @ 10:15 am



Costco Connection features Tree In A Box

Costco Connections Article on Tree In A Box

Costco Connections Article

Tree In  A Box has been featured in Costco’s national magazine for Earth Day / Arbor Day!   This goes to millions of Costco customers nationwide!  Tree In A Box is also perfect for Easter: a great alternate to all that candy, and Mother’s day: give her a beautiful way to leave a legacy for generations to come.   link: http://bit.ly/eHlyHV


Date Added: March 31, 2011 | Comments Off | Filed under: Uncategorized — treeinabox @ 10:27 am



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