A Dream of Trees

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© Pamela Haberman
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There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.
There is a thing in me still dreams of trees.
But let it go. Homesick for moderation,
Half the world's artists shrink or fall away.
If any find solution, let him tell it.
Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation
Where, as the times implore our true involvement,
The blades of every crisis point the way.
I would it were not so, but so it is.
Who ever made music of a mild day?
––Mary Oliver

18 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (14 Feb 2011):

    This is beautiful, Pamela.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Ab fab!!!

  • Isabelle Dethier

    Isabelle Dethier gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    awsome ! wow

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    just exquisite

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   said (16 Feb 2011):

    Thank you for your words,your time, your beautiful art. Your inspiring

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Killer B & W.

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco   gave props (21 Feb 2011):

    What a beautiful dream it is. Wonderful image.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    Absolutely outstanding

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Wonderful read and awesome photo !!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    Birched!

  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    Stunning.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    An entry into JPG's Theme Park worth multiple kudos.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Mar 2012):

    Perfect to the theme!!!

  • Jesse Edsell-Vetter

    Jesse Edsell-Vetter gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Amazing!

  • Chris Shoemaker

    Chris Shoemaker gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Pamela you are a rock star!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    Trees are and have been very special for me since childhood. A precious natural resource--and great for tree forts--very special capture, and words as well

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    Lovely, Pam.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 Mar 2012):

    A very beautiful entry.

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