Do you get enough nature? Many of us are suffering from what one author calls “Nature Deficit Disorder.” Because we are evolved to spend time in nature, when we can’t get enough of it, we get tense, stressed, and depressed. This poem is a beautiful antidote, a reminder of the natural spirit world that is waiting for us. Simply reading it will calm you and nourish your soul.
Share it with a friend who needs a serene nature-break, or just enjoy it yourself. Read the poem here.
“The Quiet Listeners” by Laura Foley
Go into the woods
and tell your story
to the trees.
They are wise
standing in their folds of silence
among white crystals of rock
and dying limbs.
And they have time.
Time for the swaying of leaves,
the floating down,
They have time for gathering
and holding the earth about their feet.
It is something I have learned.
How they will bend down to you
They will bend down to you
A Poem from Syringa, by Laura Foley (StarMeadow Press, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Laura Foley. Reprinted by permission of the author.
A Poem from Syringa, by Laura Foley (StarMeadow Press, 2006).