Thursday, November 1, 2018

I Count My Wealth in Trees

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I count my wealth in old growth trees,
trails meandering along the forest floor,
in cloud-draped slopes and rounded hills
and in shorebirds that swoop and soar,
in watching sunsets paint the sky,
in peaceful walks along the shore,
and, when I walk in my door,
in rooms where my spirit finds succor,
when my cup is full
and can hold not one drop
more.

For Susan's prompt at Midweek Motif: Money. Of which I have none, but likely am happier than the millionaires in their mansions at the beach. Smiles.


9 comments:

  1. The millionaires in their beach-side mansions are definitely penurious in comparison to the writer of this overwhelmingly profound poem!

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  2. Now this is the wealth which is perhaps becoming of the inner peace and happiness. Beautiful! :-)

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  3. The world is rich and provides for us but it is not meant to be plundered for profit; expecting an alternative to appear once everything has gone.

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  4. wealth isn't counted by bills and coins, - although far too many believe and live by this .... but perhaps one day, they will come to learn the true value of currency.

    this is a lovely poem, it sings and soars and offers the comfort that always can and will offer to fill a world-weary spirit - and it costs nothing, other than time and stepping into the natural world - how beautiful is this?

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  5. Great title.We are losing our koalas because of land clearing. Terrible situation.We are a poverty stricken place according to your currency.It goes on and on.

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  6. I adore trees and your poem~ I feel like you, the true treasures in life are being taken away from us~ Your poem has this magical view and makes me want to go out into my backyard and hug all my trees!!

    Oh, no not the Koalas...they are a favorite of mine!

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  7. This is just beautifully done, Sherry. It was good for my soul.

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