Open Palms

Open Palms – photo by my amazing talented friend Hannah Gosselin

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We raise them high,
these trees and I
in praise of sun and
and plea for healing
rain. We wave them,
empty, pray for fill
of breeze and peaceful
rays; hold still, and
soak up all this open
sky. We gaze on high,
these trees and I.

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Written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. To let more of Hannah’s gorgeous photos inspire your pen, click here.

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17 Responses to Open Palms

  1. Gerry Wilson says:

    Lovely photo, lovely poem, De. Nice start to my Sunday morning. I’ll go over and have a look at more of Hannah’s work, too.

  2. This reads with the serenity of a prayer.

  3. hedgewitch says:

    There is a great peace here–thank you.

  4. sorrygnat says:

    I love Hannah’s work- good way to start sunday morning btw

  5. rosemary mint says:

    My love, you have forgotten your closing parenthesis in your comment invitation.

    I was confused above, as I thought both the poem and photo were Hannah’s. However, now I’m thinking the poem is actually yours. You might want to clear this up a bit.

  6. Leave love indeed…De, my heart fills with these prayerful filling-spilling words. You’re such a blessing. Thank you for writing this. <3

  7. Archna says:

    Love is a good thing to leave…behind, for someone else to find. :)

    And your words, with Hannah’s photo, are the type that I want to sing to one of my children as I tuck them into sleep. A little bit of harmony. Thanks!

  8. Laurie Kolp says:

    Beautiful metaphor, lovely image of praying, the trees and I (I love that).

  9. Anne Katherine says:

    I love trees, as well as this poem and picture!

  10. SaraV says:

    Love the phrase
    Pray for fill of breeze and peaceful rays
    Wonderful poem Hannah–tried to leave a comment over at imaginary toads and couldn’t find this poem..love the felted fiddleheads too! :-)

  11. Lindy Lee says:

    Trees cleanse the sir we breathe. Praise be to the trees…

  12. Herotomost says:

    Felt a little like I was praying while I read this. Very uplifting and strong. Great words.

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