Saturday, February 25, 2006

Orchids and a Poem

It's been a long time since I posted a poem. So, with the impending Spring I submit my orchids that have two or three more buds yet to open.

The Heart of a Tree

By Henry Cuyler Bunner

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants a friend of sun and sky;
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high;
He plants a home to heaven anigh
For song and mother-croon of bird
In hushed and happy twilight heard--
The treble of heaven's harmony--
These things he plants who plants a tree.

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again;
He plants the glory of the plain;
He plants the forest's heritage;
The harvest of a coming age;
The joy that unborn eyes shall see--
These things he plants who plants a tree.
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1 comment:

golfgail said...

Good photo of the lovely orchid