The Memory of Trees

The Memory of Trees

They may seem immortal,

But they are only timeless.

They know how to suffer,

But they continue to grow.

They hide secrets men have

Never dreamed of before.

They have seen time

And continue the future.

Do not fail respect for

What towers above you,

Nor Their ability to

Feel you as you do yourself.

Walk softly and speak silent,

Listen beyond the forest

for the memory of trees.


author bio:

Angela Englund has been writing poetry almost non-stop since 1997 and plans to continue doing so. She also delights in taking photographs and writing short stories and always looks forward to sharing with anyone who is curious.


June 6, 2003