Speaking of Trees

“They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do….around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!” — from the journals of John Muir

From a man who lived under them,

inspected root and limb, 

walking among them,

some say for almost a thousand 

miles, by the “wildest, leafiest,

and least trodden way,”

coming to believe that “going out”

in nature was really “going in”

to the soul.  This creation

speaks to us, proclaims

the Maker’s hand,

His “invisible qualities

clearly seen,” and we

are “without excuse”

to deny this truth, it resounds

in every wild, leaf-filled,

human-trodden path.

—C.L. Fisher, May 2021

*Quoted portions from the journal of John Muir and Romans 1:20

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