“A Tree and Her Roots”: A Poem

“Downeast Maine Maple Tree” ©2017 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.

A tree and her roots are giddy with glee, as they join the neighborhood party, rollicking underground, netted together in phantasmic accord. “Accept the imaginary, ” the consensus says. “It is but our duty to send this message: Be at once masterful of the witted place; treasure up her resource; ’tis not a game, but very life itself.” And the people listened. And they were at-one with the whole earth.
—Loretta Boyer McClellan—
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A Humble Petition


by Loretta Boyer McClellan
In Honor of Earth Day: April 22, 2015

Bands of life from the soil to sky

Imparts of her wisdom so you and I

May renew her vows of a nourishing truth

Warm her face and untangle her roots

See the dawn through the trees

And the force of her seas

And pause—reflect, in full majesty

Awake! Awake! At long last we breathe!

Communing with nature is not mystery

‘Tis souls entwined through the leaf and with vine

A petaled transference of Spirit Divine!

May stewards we are, bring life to her stores

Tap into the richness, rejoice evermore

Sweet spring, and summer, her fall—winters too

From brown, green and gold to the lilac and blue

A kingdom of grace so effulgent, yet spare

Bows down to the tiniest creature, so rare

No prideful remarks only tender refrain

Her music aloft sings of hope to remain

Swells eager in trust for the care of her youth

A lasting and humble petition: Renew

headshot_3x3_web_copyright2013_loretta_boyer_mcclellanAuthor, Artist, Poet and Journalist, Loretta Boyer McClellan is the author and book cover designer of the Misthaven of Maine series, as well as Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing.

Poem, “A Humble Petition” ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot photo by Frank Leonard; used with permission.
Photo credit: “Terra Ecologica” by IdeaGo of Freedigitalphotos.net; used with permission.