Tuesday, April 6, 2010

heart line

seen from a distance


you might not know
that this tree
looking out over the sea


holds
the sky
like a heart line
in the palm
of its hand

31 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Trees: The more I get to know them, the more I realize how little I know of them.

I wish I knew something more of their language, their wisdom.

Lorenzo at the Alchemist's Pillow said...

Steven, it just doesn't get any better than this. Exquisite.

ALeks said...

Comforting thought,thank you!

steven said...

aleks - you're welcome!!! steven

steven said...

lorenzo thankyou for this generous comment!! steven

steven said...

dan they hold so much - i wonder at the trees who have lived on this planet for thousands of years. they are scattered all over the world from joshua tree to iran. what do they know. what could they tell us. i'm thinking of you today. steven

Jenny Stevning said...

Oh, that tree! I love it! Just what I needed today. Thanks.

ellen abbott said...

It looks very much like the camphor tree in my yard in Houston, like a hand.

Kaotic said...

Oh lovely.

Golden West said...

Maybe in their silence we're supposed to accept their tenacity, resilience, beauty and adaptability.

willow said...

Steven! This magnificent tree does look exactly like a hand! I love the bit of sky reflected in its palm. So lovely.

Barry said...

Beautiful and surprising and insightful. I love your thoughtufl take on the world, Steven.

Linda Sue said...

Exactly why i travel with a collapable straw in my pocket- There has to be some magical power in that little pond held so lovingly by such a magnificent tree. I would only sip a tiny amount- a tiny amount of magic usually holds me for years! Thanks for this...Beautiful colour!

Helen said...

I really enjoy the way you use images .... makes your words even more enjoyable.

Meri said...

Ah - even before I saw the heart line reflecting the sky, this tree looked like a hand reaching to the sky to bring it close to us.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That tree is a person in its own right I think Steven. I just love trees.

Eryl Shields said...

Marvellous, it's like the hand of a gentle giant. Well spotted!

Reya Mellicker said...

I saw the hand immediately, fingers open, allowing the sky to pool in its "palm." It holds the sky so gently.

Beautiful!!

steven said...

jenny - it'd be amazing to be held in the palm of a tree's hand. steven

steven said...

ellen - camphor! i saw this tree and saw the hand. steven

steven said...

kaotic thankyou!!! i thought so as well. steven

steven said...

golden west i think so also. i like those ideas and they seem right when i think of old trees. steven

steven said...

willow - thankyou very much!!! steven

steven said...

barry i was surprised when i got closer and saw the little bit of water and the sky mirrored in it. it seemed unlikely and then so likely. steven

steven said...

linda sue you're like the fairies and the little magical people who live all over. a little sip and they're good to go forever!!! steven

steven said...

helen thankyou very much. i'm very fortunate to be in such a lovely part of the world and to be able to see so much of it on intimate terms. steven

steven said...

meri - i love that you could see that and that tucked away in its cupped palm was the real simple tiny gift!! steven

steven said...

you know weaver i've been near trees that are people. a circle of trees once - i stood in the middle and thought if i could i would be married here. surrounded by these tree people. tolkien knew about this and so did the old people long ago. steven

steven said...

eryl - a gentle giant. they're all around the world i believe, like the little fairy people, taking care of things. steven

steven said...

reya - you know trees do take care of so much and sometimes they hold the great spaces in tiny pools. just to show how it's done. care that is! steven

deb said...

love love this,
and trees teach us much.

clicked here from the link at The Alchemist's Pillow,
but now I see that I recognize you from elsewhere.
Nice to formally "meet" you and your space. Where I will no doubt return.