Redwood Tears

IMG_4293Grandmother Tree:

Come into my hollow
my sacred redwood nook
Cradle in my dears
let’s have a little look

Rest your heart against my skin
I’ll hold you while you weep
Tell me about your sacred wounds
your stories I will keep

Let’s cry some redwood tears together
here, have some in your lap
lets hold each other for a moment
join our tears with sap

I’ve had some big ideas
I’ve been burned as well
Do you think I got this tall
by dwelling within my shell?

They tried to slap me down
they tried to petrify
I just kept rooting downwards
and reaching towards the sky

consult your forest council
consult your inner light
rise rooted like the earth
grow to your true height

so my beastie sisters
put on your fiercest horns
paint on your charred war paint
and cry your wild roar

Erotic Love Haikus From and For the Forest

WP_20160102_005Tiny poems of love to redwoods, creeks, fungi, and the exquisite essence of the forest. I kicked off 2016 with a week in the woods.

1)a redwood romance:
is there a more awesome way
to start the new year?

2)My heart jumped with joy
when i saw your spongy form
wish i knew your name.

3)damn, i love your curves
the way you work that water
makes me come to you

4)wet woodland carpet:
never smelled something so sweet
that wasn’t a girl.

5)Hi tall red stranger,
seduce me with your stillness
as our skin touches

6)your reds are richer
than your greens are greener than
the moistest meadow

7)you wear no garments
standing naked on the hill
exposed to the wind.

how can i resist
touching your sexy smooth skin,
Madam MadroƱa?

8)I cannot see you
But I hear your nightly hymns
WHO serenades me?

9)if you would let me
i’d breathe you in all day long
and caress you all night

10)like long lost lovers
embrace after a season.
nothing outside this