“…tribute to trees that the Cherokee called ‘standing people'”

Wallace Stevens – “My tribute to mystical, magical trees that the Cherokee called ‘standing people….’”


Walt Whitman – “Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?”





Unknown – “At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.”




William Shakespeare – “Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”




Candy Polgar – “Alone with myself The trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart”




Unknown – “Trees enrich our lives throughout the year. They reassure us with the rustle of their leaves, give us shade to soothe our overheated bodies and they bring delight to us when we watch birds nest in their boughs. However, it is only during the fall that they wave flamboyant foliage that seems to demand our attention.”



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