Category Archives: Trees

White Horn 13/5-9/6

The hidden thorns of love  beware Access the underworld And let’s share a parting  smile   At a sacred spring where the white thorn dances and  does bring it’s uplifting power to one and  all an open heart and  an … Continue reading

HOLLY

from tinder comes the Tinne the fire the pyre  the smithy who creates within his forge the heat its really what they do Holly comes from holy holier than thou it sprung from under  Christ’s feet  really that was how … Continue reading

The Birch

Birch the silver shadowy soulful Sentinel survivor A scout that surfaces sooner Than most trees let me say It can face up to wintry wildness Being wholly versatile It grows all over the temperate zone And has done so for … Continue reading

Forsythia

Today I went for a short drive Startled then was I To that state of expectation To that flash of gold Close by And a dose of contemplation a foretaste So to be Three more snowfalls before The Winter ends … Continue reading

The Celtic ALDER experience

18th March Celtic Tree Month ELDER Begins Although the look completely different The birch and Alder they Are based around their flowering structures The BETULACEAE Female and male flowers in the same Tree 1 cm long 6 cm male Shedding … Continue reading

ROWAN this 21st day of January (Celtic tree month)

The twenty first of January Saw the start of ROWAN’s reign Sorbus Acuparia the Mountain ash refrain As Winter retreats rapidly And the light begins to swell the sky Snowdrops push and prod and poke The goddess Brigid, shy Smith … Continue reading

A caring philosophy ”TREELIFE”

The simplicity of Learning That caring is a way Of exploring and understanding And trying to convey How the being or an entity A creation on the whole Extant and surviving A truly awesome soul Phenomenally physical Full of substance … Continue reading

Copper and Cherry

Living close to Nature Helps one balance My Cherry and my Copper Beech Create Conviction and a true belief Implicit in my soul And coupled with a Summer breeze They certainly extol A wonderful enlightenment To tired eyes who can … Continue reading

Master mistress schooling

Master Mistress schooling Pooling ruling fooling who The trees in leaf The sky above so grey And it is time For a giant BEECH Someone did teach It’s roots were shallow laid The weight of this A maidens kiss The … Continue reading

Cherry (immortality and Divination)

Marescence is a peculiar trait For the cherry Its holds its leaves It will not let them go Not until the new flush Of the next Spring comes to bear Purposeful and affirming It does share Its burnished pewter bark … Continue reading

The Oak

All of them are silent friends In unchallenged supremacy Stands the oak Its massive strength Its grandeur The tree of life for me An Oak A lover of the eternal light A great force to be reckoned with Behold the … Continue reading

The Hazel

In early Spring we see the flowers Still leafless Tufts and catkins they Female and male The leaves serrated And heavily veined clear green To grey And yellow Hanging on for dear life Through late Autumn they The stems are … Continue reading

Hawthorns under the poets eyes

Hedgerows up and down the country Flourish in a twinkling they Undoubtedly offer indigenous growth Every single day Country roads have an abundance Of wild plants many who Live around the Hawthorn and share the hedge lined stew They can … Continue reading

The Ash Tree Celtic tree of now 18/2-17/3

The Ash grabs all the light It can Its pinnate leaves Provide a plan A dampish base A lime rich soil Whether Oak or Ash It seems to boil Down to Ash when the liming Grows Where Dogwood and Privet … Continue reading

Magickal whittling

A length of willow Tearfully sprung Witches brooms Were once among The uses for a branch To be Held and whittled Lovingly An aromatic inspiration Feminine and lissom too The outer green and inner bark stripped Where once great beads … Continue reading

The Elder and the Birch

The Elder ends its reign On the twenty second day Of December Then on the 24th The Birch kicks in Her way Set for her through The Wintry months The dark months Where her light Opens up a path for … Continue reading

It blew me away

It clear blew me away To the islands of fae Where the white maidens Dance Its one great Celtic chance To see with my eyes The ultimate prize In the forest of Thorn Where green mosses adorn The silvery papery … Continue reading

Eye to eye

There was a time When i would walk Through ashridge and might sit Down beside a fallen tree And think, just think a bit Quietly be reflecting Hopeful I might see A deer or perhaps a muncjac Who might come … Continue reading

JAn Vlonk’s special OAK

Endurance and steadfastness Comes with this tree An oak whose deep roots Bring it longevity It Is hungry for light And for wind pollination The oak milk cap fungi Provides some salvation Nitrogen and phosphorous Clearly on tap And heavy … Continue reading

Birch

I call the birch the poppy tree Disturb ground and it arrives its like a new beginning And from such thoughts survives As The phantom of the forest Its soulful silvery gaze Under a moon of yellow Its countenance does … Continue reading

Aesculus Hippocastanum and the Barn owl

The flower symbol of Kiev The capital of Ukraine KIER A developer With quite a lot to gain Four beautiful flowering Conker trees Offering bounteous shade Growing in a rich green veld Where wildness had been laid A thing of … Continue reading

Helena’s Oak

Into the underworld with me A tree of life so avidly Breathing light And rooted stock Into this meadow good and green Not only Helena has seen Such resplendence And adorning power And a leap of faith Born of the … Continue reading

The little plum tree a True story

We had grown the tree For about six years It had lots of leaves And the plum that appears Were generally sweet But it did crop a lot Breaking some branches And then some did rot Ŵe noticed that wasps … Continue reading

Leaves (A study)

MAy’s leaves they dance and flurry Seemingly in a hurry To get to grips with buds and fruits and sunshine All the way The piercing greens and firery reds Great clumps of pea green attitude Driven in a soul backed … Continue reading

Tree’s and our future

Get your hands off our dear trees 5G to represent Oblivion and the dying out Of wild life Heaven sent Who cares about the seconds It takes to log on we have spent a lot of dosh And all we … Continue reading

Beith / Birch

Silvery pearly frosted skin parchment like A world within Perhaps the carolings of birds written in so many words Within the groves of monochrome The dappled leaves of every tone Of gold and silver drenched in light Make for a … Continue reading

Cheerfulness

My Beech is full of song birds On this dull and dingy morning All singing their hearts out Their carolings alive Such exultation of this Winters dankness Revelling perhaps just to survive The night their roost Wherever that was clearly … Continue reading

Bristle comb pine

As old as the hills Does that give you the chills For 5000 years I have stood On these mountains a looking Down on your humanity Which truthfully wasn’t good Below me the desert snd now streets of neon Crime … Continue reading

Dame Judi’s passion

Her passion for trees Sees so many friends Rise in her heart And ofcourse she defends Her strategy really For planting each tree In her six acre garden As friends who now be On the other side It is what … Continue reading

9/11/2017

A grey forlorn sky With lighter silvery edges A stillness NO I tell a lie A denseness in the hedges The Beech still clothed in gold and orange The cherry green and brown Its almost 3 in the afternoon And … Continue reading