Earth Poem

Feeling Connected To Nature

One sunny afternoon, many years ago, I was exploring the small forest behind our house. I felt an impulse to sit at the foot of a particular tree. I'm not even sure what species of tree it was, but the warmth and peace I felt has stayed with me for decades. Now that I am dabbling in poetry, I decided to write a sonnet to describe that experience.

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I really enjoyed this poem, but enjoyed your poem about writing a sonnet even more - so clever and beautifully put together. Very best wishes, Ann

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My Friend The Tree

Virginia Bussey © more by Virginia Bussey

Published by Family Friend Poems June 3, 2024 with permission of the Author.

I sit beside my tall and leafy friend
My back against his rough but sturdy trunk
The forest peacefulness begins to wend
Into my heart and sweeps away my funk

My sense of time begins to fade away
I feel the hum of life against my spine
And gazing up, I see his branches sway
As if to let me know that all is fine

A stream of trust and kinship starts to flow
Between two dwellers living here on Earth
That, being one with all, I come to know
I realize that all things have equal worth

I've tried to live, since then, connectedly
Influenced still from my friend the tree

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ABOUT THE POET:

I am a recently retired middle school teacher, living in beautiful southern Arizona. After over 30 years of teaching, it's now fun to grow and develop new hobbies, such as writing poetry. I also enjoy long walks, bird watching and rooting for my favorite football team.

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I really enjoyed this poem, but enjoyed your poem about writing a sonnet even more - so clever and beautifully put together. Very best wishes, Ann

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