Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RANDOM PHOTO and a POEM



Dialogue of a Man and a Tree

The Man: Why do you grow so tall, way up there in the sky?
Tree: I love the heights that are clean and free, where the lonely eagles fly, where the crane and the hawk can nest with me, and my friends, the geese, go by.

The Man: What do you use for food, Tree, to make you grow and grow?
The Tree: I live on a diet of Nature's best from my roots deep down below; I never go hungry, I rest and rest and wait for the rain and snow.

The Man: How do you grow so strong, Tree, sturdy and straight and true?
The Tree: I live in the light of the sunshine and yearn for the sky's deep blue; the clean, sweet air is always mine, and the cold winds help me too.

The Man: How do you live so long, Tree, so much longer than man?
The Tree: I've geared my days with the Creator's ways since ever the world began.  There is no death when life keeps faith with nature's wonderful plan.

~Vincent Godfrey Burns, Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1965 ~

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The above is a photo of one of the paintings in Meadowlark Gardens' Visitor Center.

I am sharing with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to Jesh, Linda Kay and N.C. Sue for bringing them to us.  You can click on their names if you would like to visit other participants.

Jesh at Seasons 
N.C. Sue at 
Wordless (on Tuesday) at Image-in-ing
Linda Kay at Wednesday Wit and Wisdom


30 comments:

  1. Super painting and matching poem.

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  2. Love the painting and the accompanying dialogue between man and tree. Have a great day!

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  3. Trees are truly wondrous things.
    In my next life I would like to be one.

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  4. The painting with autumn colors is beautiful. The Nature is amazing indeed, we humans so humble...

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  5. An usual poem, but very good. I might borrow it to read at the WI.

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  6. HI Denise I have been away a lot and did not realise you had changed your blog until I was looking for someone on my dashboard. I have joined now again and hopefully it wil now pop up. I love the poem and painting.

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  7. Hello, what a lovely poem and painting. Thanks for sharing the beauty! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  8. Beautiful poem, Denise. And I love that painting.

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  9. There's a scientific idea floating around that trees communicate with one another. There is evidence to back it up but it's limited. It's a very interesting concept and the poem reminded me about it.

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  10. It's a beautiful painting, and that poem's a good one.

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  11. I do love trees. When I was a kid and Dad worked for the U.S. forestry Service, I memorized Joyce KIlmer's poem. I am much better at spotting and identifying trees than ducks.

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  12. That is such a beautiful painting. I would love to hang it on my wall. Touching poem, as well.

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  13. Beautiful poem and beautiful painting!

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  14. Lovely poem and gorgeous painting!

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  15. Great poem, goes nicely with the painting.

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  16. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-endless-variety-of-orchids.html

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  17. This poem has a lot of wisdom and hope! Thank you much for your kind and supportive comments about Painting the Promise, Denise! As well as many thanks for linking up to Seasons. Hope you're not forgetting to put your image in the linky list? Looking forward to it! "See" you soon, dear friend!

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  18. I love the painting and the poem is wonderful,Denise, and holds so much truth. I am amazed by some of the very old pine trees that live here!

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  19. This is a beautiful post. I love this.

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  20. That's very pretty! Did you happen to get the artist's name? I am following a number of artists on Facebook.

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  21. Thank you much for linking with this beautiful and poignant painting to Seasons, Denise! I'll be back here on Friday:):) Enjoy the rest of this week!

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  22. Exemplary image share AND the poem by Burns...perfection. I'm lovin' this.

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  23. Denise, such a beautiful dialogue and picture. Thanks for joining in!

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  24. Lovely painting and lovely poem.

    Wise words "I've geared my days with the Creator's ways since ever the world began."

    Somewhere along the way many have got lost ...

    All the best Jan

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  25. beautiful, both the picture and the poem!!! this is sooooo us, i really enjoyed it!!!!

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  26. Oh Denise! The painting is awesome, and the poem is just wonderful! It's lessons about life are so profound. What an awesome post!

    Thanks for saying you have been thinking about me. There is such a lot going on right now that I can't even think straight! :-)The next five months are going to be difficult, but I will be so happy when we finally make the move! Thanks for your caring concern. It meant a lot!

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  27. This is lovely - both the painting and the poem! Trees really are mystical. Sometimes we take them for granted, but they are always there to filter our air, provide us with shade, fruit, and lumber, and make our world beautiful. Hope you have a great week! x Karen

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  28. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe um abençoado início de mês, e lindos dias
    de primavera!!!
    LINDA POSTAGEM!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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  29. Such a wonderful poem/story. I really enjoyed reading it and the photo of the trees was quite lovely as well.

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