Amongst the Redwoods

AMONGST THE REDWOODS

Redwoods, massive trees
largest in the world
living their lives in special ecologies
Redwoods lush, moist, raindrops glisten
about me as I make my way through the ferns
loamy and scented in richness of pine.
Muir Woods, walking Cathedral
a path winding through redwoods
and a glistening stream,
protecting trees from the damages
too easily caused by humans.
Languages of many lands surround me
leaving a stillness caused by
incomprehension. Once spread
through Northern California’s coastlines
to be deforested as humans
required wood for housing –
monuments born before Jesus’ time.
If I could choose where to live,
it would be in that house
cossetted among the trees,
protected for eternity.

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6 thoughts on “Amongst the Redwoods”

  1. So lovely. I lived in Berkeley for a time, and o course have been to Muir Woods, and the redwoods. There’s nothing like them, even though there are equally special places. They have an almost unutterable quality, and you’ve captured it here.

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