Our creative campaigning pages hold an array of beautiful poems, art and other work to inspire and fuel the mind and soul. Trees and woods arouse such powerful emotions in many people. We would like to share one of these lovely achievements with you:
A grand old giant…
The gnarled old oak tree stands alone,
Its former companions long since gone.
For generations it has been here,
Through times of joy and times of fear.
Countless birds chose its sanctuary for a nest
And many a weary traveller stopped to rest.
Beneath its branches children played
And spiritual souls knelt and prayed.
Families passed by whilst out for a walk,
Friends leant against its trunk to talk,
Lovers sheltered from the rain
And laid upon this peaceful spot time and time again.
Yet now that the oak is past its prime,
How many people spare the time
To give it more than just a passing glance
And not leave its future to mere chance?
by Annabelle Tipper
Find out more about our latest campaign and petition to save ancient trees in Wales.