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Emulate the Trees 🌴(poem)

Look! The trees
are buddhas
of every width and height
doing their intricate mudras
in the summer-swift winds,
grounded, but at the same time,
graze sky.

Look! The trees
are Gaia’s
limbs reaching out to us—
to the infinite divine,
enriching our breath,
naturalizing the mind.

Don’t you see? The trees
are teachers:
We can learn
from their expansive roots,
imitate their rhythmic sway.
Their patience, the key.

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

5 thoughts on “Emulate the Trees 🌴(poem)

  1. When I’m feeling overwhelmed and keep ruminating over thoughts and worries, it helps to be in nature and look up at the trees. They’re grand and beautiful, and their sole purpose in life is just to exist. They don’t fret about the future or the past. I read somewhere that we should learn to be still like the trees. Nature really does have so much to teach us 🙂

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