Wednesday 27 February 2013

When I Am Among the Trees

Taken on my trip to Tofino

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oak and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself, 
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, " It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come 
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.'
                                 ~Mary Oliver

Among the Trees Playlist

1) Horses~ The Be Good Tanyas
2) Any Day Now ~ Jon and Roy
3) How Low~ Jose Gonzalez
4) Far Far ~ Yael Naim
5) Swing~ Zero 7
6) Sit Down Beside Me ~ Patrick Watson
7) My Baba ~ Trevor Hall
8) Young and Able~ Current Swell
9) Flower ~ Amos Lee
10) Love Will Take You~ Angus & Julia Stone
11) Pink Moon ~ Nick Drake
12) Rain ~ The Innocence Mission
13) The Limit To Your Love ~ Feist
14) I Got Mine~ Jon Middleton
15) Lover of Mine~ Jon Middleton
16) Dance of the Gray Whales~ A Fine Frenzy