Everyone likes trees

International Day of Forests falls on Thursday 21 March 2019. Its theme this year is Forests and Education. Continue reading Everyone likes trees

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“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky”

A line from Sand and Foam by the poet Kahlil Gibran published in 1926. It continues, “We cut them down and turn them into paper that we may record our emptiness.” Continue reading “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky”

Trees Need Not Walk the Earth

The great novelist Hermann Hesse once wrote, “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” A poem and an etching echo that sentiment. Continue reading Trees Need Not Walk the Earth