Daffodils, International Day of Forests and World Poetry Day

21 Mar

1   This tree and bank of daffodils is at the entrance to our Doctor’s surgery. No matter how bad people feel, these raise a smile on every face.

Bank of Narcissi

Bank of Daffodils

2    Today is the International Day of Forests. The theme of the International Forest Day 2014 is Celebrating Forests for Sustainable Development.    To celebrate the theme, the UN held a Panel discussion on Women as Agents of Change for Forests and Sustainable Development with inspiring speakers from forest heroes to film makers. Here are some beautiful photos of trees that I have taken over the years. Click on any photo for the detail.

3   Sadly, we are losing many of our forests around the world. This poignant and beautiful poem, which I have long loved, is by Jules Supervielle, a Uraguayan poet, and seems right to mark both International Day of Forests and World Poetry Day

 In the hourless forest

In the hourless forest
a tall tree is being felled.
A vertical void
trembles in the form of a shaft
near the outstretched trunk.

Search, birds, search,
for the site of your nests
in this high memory
while it is still murmuring.

by Jules Supervielle


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11 responses to “Daffodils, International Day of Forests and World Poetry Day

  1. ladysighs

    March 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I missed knowing about World Poetry Day. 🙁
    Do my poems still count?

    We often look at something (forest) only seeing its beauty and miss the real importance of its being. I really like the poem too.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Of course they do! Sending love and hoping that your transition is getting easier. 🙂

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    March 22, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Happy International Day of Forests – you definitely show their beauty 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Glad you appreciated the forests too. 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Bank of Daffodils…awesome photography!

  4. Colline

    March 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The daffodils are beautiful. They would certainly lift my day.

  5. john zande

    March 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    That is a stunning first photo, sally.


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