Monday, August 06, 2007

Kahlil Gibran

And if you would know God,
be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather, look about you
and you shall see Him playing with your children.
And look into space;
you shall see Him walking in the cloud,
oustretching His arms in the lightning
and descending in rain.
You shall see Him smiling in the flowers,
then rising and waving His hands in trees.
Kahlil Gibran


  1. Totally awesome tree picture. I really love trees(part squirrel perhaps) and it is interesting to me the infinite things one can see in tree trunks, branches, leaves, shadows.

    Cool poem too.

  2. You are a tree freak too? Excellent. People think I'm odd but after my son died I spent quite a bit of time staring out my back window. I could see many trees in people's yards or wherever(Our cedar trees get huge) and there was one tree in particular I watched. It was so calming to me. This cedar tree was almost perfect when it lost the top(several feet) in a wind storm. I watched it grow back into a dual top. Two out of one. Again comforting in my morass of grief. My husband used to think I was staring at wrong he was.

    As a preteen, young teen in MI there was a neighbor with a killer weeping willow(one of my all time favorites)I would sneak up the tree(on side of her house) and read books for hours in the dappled shade.

    Now that you know I'm a total kook. I wonder what Freud would have said~~good thing that I think he was full of malarkey.

  3. Janice,
    Trees are the healers of the natural world. If only more people where aware of that, fewer trees would be cut down for greed and run-away consumerism. In my fear of starting this blog back in the spring of 2006, the 1st post was a favorite poem...the 2nd post was my philosophy on trees.

    If we would but take the time to listen, all of nature speaks to us...especially the trees.

    Your fellow kook,


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