We are continuing to support Tree Love Week. On Valentine’s Day we shared a beautiful story of true love transformed by an ancient oak. Today we share a lovely poem penned by Lesley King in honour of the trees planted in her garden, and a delightful Woodland Fairy picture created from recycled fabric by artist Susannah Sindall, click here for more.
Trees – Lesley King
Silver birch, Lady of the forest for my boy
She droops and dances in the breeze
First green of the Spring
Brigid be there for him
Mother planted the Rowan for me
I planted one for my twins
And another for my daughter
I sit beneath and hear their laughter
Blood red berries nourish the birds
They sing their thanks.
And the Elder was for me
Warm and maternal though sometimes stern
Wise fissures hold my secrets in the bark
Wine for Midwinter
looking forward to the Sun.
You can still get involved with Tree Love Week until the 18th February. But remember – trees are worth loving all year round.