Nature Poetry: “Tree” by Gary R. Hess – A Personification

Sometimes we see the Earth alive and moving. We see it breathing, swaying, walking, running, and even talking to us. “Tree” was one of those times for Gary R. Hess. What the beautiful nature has and what it does for us is remarkable. It is irresistible to write down on paper for the world to read and feel. The author states, “I hope you enjoyed reading this nature poem with its personification as much as I did writing it.”

TREE by Gary R. Hess

Dancing in the wind,
they shook their fingers
with movement made
by songs of peace
to remind them of
their moment
in nature’s breast
with serenity and joyfulness.
Their Spring paste
was escaping them.
widdled and shrunken
like a Senior’s hands–
time has left
their somber side.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.