April 27, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is trees in honor of Arbor Day, which falls on April 28.
Today’s poem is an Arbor Day poem about modeling our behavior on the behavior of trees.
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All of us can take our cue from trees,
Relating only symbiotically,
Becoming just what those who need us need
Out of need for all that they can give.
Remember: Without trees we could not breathe.
Dependence rests on dual dependencies,
As birds who seek their shelter sow their seeds.
Yet we destroy the friends we need to live.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/allofu.html. For more poems for Arbor Day, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/arbordaypoems.html .
This week’s theme: Trees
April 24: Find Your Perfect Mentor in a Tree
April 26: A Tree Is like a Frozen DancerApril 27: All of Us Can Take Our Cue from Trees