The Problem of Describing TreesPosted: September 11, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: art, Aspen, Autumn, blogging, books, culture, Education, Fall, happiness, meditation, natural, nature, passion, Poetry, Robert Haas, simplicity, walking, writing, Zen 11 Comments
For a Dear Friend
The aspen glitters in the wind
And that delights us.
The leaf flutters, turning,
Because that motion in the heat of August
Protects its cells from drying out. Likewise the leaf
Of the cottonwood.
The gene pool threw up a wobbly stem
And the tree danced. No.
The tree capitalized.
No. There are limits to saying,
In language, what the tree did.
It is good sometimes for poetry to disenchant us.
Dance with me, dancer. Oh, I will.
The aspen doing something in the wind.
Lovely post. As I sit in my kitchen this morning making soup, looking out of open windows, seeing all the trees, cool fall breeze slipping in, hot cup of coffee warming my hands, trees just starting to turn colors, hearing the crisp leaves blow in the wind, they sound like Ujaya breathing: this is my meditation this morning, I have decided.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I hope you and your family do the very same 🙂
Oh………I love watching trees dance!
… Same here, and You may be able to tell by now that the Fall/Winter seasons are by far my favorite 🙂
Take care this weekend 🙂
excellent, excellent, excellent. sweet, short, capable of longevity but saying a billion words in so few. “Dance with me, dancer. Oh, I will.” is all inclusive
I absolutely love the dense, agility of Robert Haas and his keen ability to capture fleeting moments in life – Making them real before our very eyes. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, take care and be well 🙂
🙂 We have a stand of aspen in our front yard, and they are truly dancing today 🙂
I fail to come up with a better remedy to being under the weather, then watching tress – nature dancing to their own unique rhythm in life 🙂
Little dude and I will be down in your neck of the woods this evening and we would love to hang out – Take care!
Oh my goodness, would love to see you and the little dude! We were at a talk last night on campus.
Seacrest was this last Wednesday, and Pioneers Park is next week, then Roper East … We would love to meet up!
Oh darn. I thought it was a several day thing. :-/. I shall email you.