Song of Trees

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

inspired by Kahlil Gibran

I am the soul of the earth.
I reach beyond the grasses ears
and speak softly into the clouds
binding the earth to sky.
I am, then, the earth’s message to the sky.

I am the wind’s love,
and he is my lover.
He comes to me in many ways,
exciting my body and heart.
I answer him with my movements.
He makes me strong,
and in return I am his song.
Through me he is only heard.

I thirst for the ideas of flowers
and voice their beauty to the stars.
In return they water my sides.
I am the soul of the earth.


Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

5 responses to “Song of Trees

  1. eremophila

    A wonderful song Ethel.

  2. This is so beautiful, Ethel. From the title to the last line.

  3. “Song of Trees”, soulful melody…

  4. This reminded me of some of DH Lawrence’s writing as well as Gibran’s, Ethel – in its ‘description’ of how our senses are both physical and soulful. Just lovely.

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