You’ve always watched over me
While I’ve only ever seen you from afar.
Today I look up at you,
how you have given me
air to breathe,
shade in the scorching sun,
quiet comfort in turbulent times.
You’ve always remained
Shaken yet unbowed.
Tag Archives: tree
Tree Trunks and Roots
A tree, a branch, roots —
Roots falling from the branches
The banyan, a tree.
Shelter: A Haiku
Come, you’ll find shelter
And warmth in my loving arms.
Here with me, you’re safe.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
I saw this tree trunk from a distance and thought it looked interesting. You might say there’s nothing interesting about this trunk, that it’s even ugly. And you might be right.
I wish I had taken a photo of the whole tree — its leaves were quite green. This tree survived a super typhoon in 2016. The tree itself looked ordinary, but it’s the trunk that captured my attention. This weathered trunk to me stands for strength — something that I feel I have and should not lose in these very busy and stressful time in my life.
What do you see when you look at this trunk?