Even Trees Awake to a Breakfast of Light

Music: Introitus.
By Tomas Luis de Victoria
Performed by the Tudor Consort at The Free Music Archive
under an Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email

Read a dramatization of the Mueller Report

Hear me read
the poem as
an MP3 file.

Watch me read
the poem as
an MP4 file.

Alpha List

Arbor Day

Number Poems


About This

Poems for

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

Even trees awake to a breakfast of light.
In hungry excitement they elevate their leaves,
Great green choirs with ten thousand open mouths,
Hosanna-ing the sun from silent boughs.
Trees know glory with neither sound nor sight,
Yet spread their limbs with phototropic ease.

No one knows the inwardness of trees;
Imagination, though, rapport allows:
Nor sickness, fire, drought, nor age, nor blight
Erodes their silent worship of delight.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [links]