Tag Archives: Earth poetry

The human consolation, II

The tree is full of emptinessher arms outstretched and holding it,and of course, the emptiness overflows her arms –That is how it is, I comfort herThat is how it is © Meisaan Chan

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The human consolation, I

The maple tree is nakedalmosther last leaves, now browncling tenaciously, a handful on each branch –both a handful of brownand a handful of tenaciousness.I understand, I whisper to themletting go is hard © Meisaan Chan

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Dark December morning

Dark December morningI groggily make the coffeeheavy gray sky slow to move, toothe both of us present to each other © Meisaan Chan

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Dark December morning

Dark December morningI groggily make the coffeeheavy gray sky slow to move, toothe both of us present to each other © Meisaan Chan

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Bad mornings

Even when bad mornings comethe old Austrian pine still holds the rising sundying branches still lift the light © Meisaan Chan

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Finding the anchor

I want to tell you something, says the Lordit is something you need and so it is something I give: The winds push clouds this way and thatthe clouds have no anchorbut the clouds fall to the earth, which is … Continue reading

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Tree wisdom

Yes, trees adore the sunbut their roots need darkness lest they wither within the hour;not everything should be seen,and what nourishes one part of youuntranslated and untransformed, can hurt another part of youStay alert © Meisaan Chan

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Individualism and the tree

IA tree does not rely on one leaf for lifenor shall the leaf cry out, “My view is the only!” IIIs the leaf on the tree alone? © Meisaan Chan

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A quiet “thank you” prayer

Thank you, God, for gentle sunlightat soft angles to the earthso the shadows lean long and slowso the quiet settles, also, into me © Meisaan Chan

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Middle of the night acquiescing

Wake up, whispers the Lordbegrudgingly, I doGet out of bed, whispers the Lordto this, I resistuntil after the fifth time, I groan and acquiesce,pull back the shadesand see the full moon stunningly waiting – © Meisaan Chan

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