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When I Am Among the Trees, Poem by : Mary Oliver

In the Irish Woodlands 2
Castlemorris Woodlands , County KIlkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

When I Am Among the Trees

by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks 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.

In the Irish Woodlands 1.

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.”

In the Irish Woodlands 3

15 responses

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    That last image is too beautiful for words.

    February 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    • Hello Vicki !!!

      Thank you that’s wonderful and very welcomed comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm

  2. Nigel, wonderful poem and excellent pictures which accompany it. You always make it happen my brother! Have a wonderful day…thanks for sharing!

    February 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    • Hello Wendell πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm

  3. Nice tree shots Nigel, have a good week. MM πŸ€

    February 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    • Hello Mick πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ the same for yourself !!!!

      February 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm

  4. I love the black and white shots incredibly atmospheric

    February 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    • Hello Paula πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  5. Such a lovely post, Nigel. The fern image is really beautiful.

    Mary Oliver is my favorite :-).

    Thank you.

    February 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!

      Very pleased you enjoyed both the poem and the images πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

  6. Gorgeous images! Love the mood. The last one is my favorite.

    February 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    • Hello Rene πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, Very pleased you liked these images, these a much loved locations for me !!

      February 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm

  7. Liana

    completely wonderful…happy sighing

    February 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    • Hello Liana πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very , very pleased you like the post so much πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm

  8. Where is the Really, Really, Really Like button? πŸ˜‰

    February 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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