Sunday, March 1, 2015

For a birthday, or any day, consider the gift of a tree...Sunday is for Poetry: ETREENITY

It's my birthday, today. I thought long and hard as gift considerations surfaced, and concluded that a tree or tree seedling would be perfect.

Gift Boxed Giant Sequoia
Per Joanne M. Wotherspoon:

"Established under the business name Joanne M. Wotherspoon, provides tree seeds and seedlings for earth friendly gifts.  These timeless treasures will bless you with long lasting memories.
I didn't have to dig very deep for the inspiration for this venture.  My father had a passion for planting trees.  The trees he planted represent an important part of his life and legacy.  They flourished under his care and they continue to nurture the earth and nurture the soul with their beauty.
When my father passed, we laid him to rest with a lovely arrangement of lilies, wheat stalks, and spruce boughs, carefully selected from my parent's land.  Naturally, a tree was planted to celebrate his life.  It was a fitting memorial and tribute to a man who placed such value on the land and the fruits it produced.
I share my father's love of trees and, whenever I plant a tree, I think of him.  For me, planting a tree is a heartfelt gift that keeps on giving."

Hello again, Your Majesty.
Hello, my dear.
Your rebirth is magnificent.
Lie down, She offered gently.

As I lay on the grass
beneath Her sprouting branches,
I felt the dampness,
Smelled the petrichor.
Ecstatic, I dug my fingers into Her soul,
Earth, supporting us.

It was cool.
A rush of excitement stirred me.

How old are you today? I asked.
The same since I last saw you, She replied.

Ageless, I commented.
Eternal, She declared.
**written by petra michelle March 2009** 

The Memory of Trees, Enya

Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell


Anonymous said...

It seems more and more people are doing this, and what a beautiful idea. The planet definitely needs it.

And your poem is lovely. I can feel your reverence.

A Happy Birthday Petra!

K. :)

Ron said...



"...and concluded that a tree or tree seedling would be perfect."

What a perfect idea because as Joanne shared, it's the gift that keeps on giving!

I don't know where you knew this about me, but I love trees! I will often spend time sitting under a tree in one of my favorite city parks. I truly believe that trees contain a powerful energy that heals. After spending time with trees, I actually feel more balanced and grounded. And I'm also one of those people who HUGS trees!

Beautiful poem!

I also enjoyed the video clip by Enya!

Have a wonderful birthday, dear friend!


petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Ty so very much, K. :))

Yes, the planet cannot have enough trees, esp. to replace those we're chopping down.

I love trees so much. This poem was written from an experience I had one day while lying under a tree early summer. Felt at one with everything! One of the most beautiful experiences have ever had!

Have a wonderful weekend, K. :))

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

LOL Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ron! Thoroughly enjoyed! :))

You know, Ron, I've done it in the past, but am going to more often. Whenever I receive flowers & they die, I get so sad.

Isn't it the most beautiful feeling lying under a tree? There is definitely an energy force. Hugs are good for you! ;))

I was so inspired one early summer was as though I were one with everything...a very rare experience.

Hope you're holding up with this crazy weather! Have a great weekend! :))