Trees are a way of thinking (Christopher Upton)
- (Posted 2016-05-09) CPDL #39619:
- Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2016-05-09). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 46 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes: Transposed down an octave for TBarB
- (Posted 2016-05-07) CPDL #39603:
- Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2016-05-07). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 53 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes:
First published: 2016
Original text and translations
Trees are a way of thinking, for every tree is given
an appetite for earth with an ambition to reach heaven,
a finger printed bark to wrap up memories in rings
of a hundred winters fading, followed by a hundred springs.
Trees are a way of praying, for every tree's a church:
the cathedral of the willow and the steeple of the birch,
the summoning of seasons in the sacrifice of leaves
and stained-glass window winter skies through criss-cross branching eaves.
Trees are a way of hearing, for those with ears to hear,
about the hope locked into seeds, the blessing of the year.
Happy is nature's poet when he has an eye that sees
for parables of roots and fruits, you can rely on trees.