Touch of Trees

Written for:  Wednesday Muse #10  (posted by Toni)
“Shinrin Yoku” (Forest Bath)
Shinrin Yoku – This is the healing way of Forest Therapy. It is the medicine of simply being in the forest. So write about tree healing. Write about how trees soothe your spirit. Being among trees heal us. Write about imagine being healed by a tree or made happy. This is a simple prompt for you all. It is about healing, it is about peace, it is about calm.


Trees know
what rooted means.
Theirs run deep
into a network
of twisted fibers. 
I am grounded,
comforted by their roots.
Thick bark feels rough
against your hands–
solidity, security. Branches are
welcoming arms of shelter.
With or without leaves,
trees are magnificent,
comforting, hopefully

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Touch of Trees

  1. Rall says:

    Trees should be eternal. Sadly so much of the ancient forests are destroyed by us.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    So true and beautifully spoken Sara! Trees are magnificent!


  3. kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful! their roots are indeed deep and did you know they talk to each other? I love this poem Sara.


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