THE OOZE OF TREES

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Trees draw Life from the earth up their patient centers, slowly up their majestic wooden bodies, from earth and dark roots, from the wet and fecund and dampness and rottenness of sweet mother earth, each tree leisurely ecstatic in the rise of Life, slowly drawing upward their juice, their wet ooze into air, into wind, and freshness, into Light, into bird song and freedom, into God.

This is their way of being, their pleasure, the wisdom they teach, shining through blind eyes burning in the midst of dulled brains, to be living trees inside us tenderly wooing and teaching us to be: from core to height, as open as succulent trees, drawing up the water of Life through our feet and bellies, pure Spirit, sweet nothing, purge and flow, burning wet, silky hollow, breath and blow, releasing the innocent flood through head and hands, lips and eyes into God’s heavens as a blessing, into pure Love as an offering, into the open heart of Existence like a kiss, like the merge of fire and Light of music and word, raindrop and stream, as earth nuzzles the infinite until heaven dances down body and brain, spirit and breath, into the wet dark, through human roots to penetrate the core of the world until its passionate cry arises through each flitting bird each sensitive beast, and slow brain, human touch and tear as Life sings Life in a Universe that wakes up and means something.

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About Blake Steele

I am a poet, writer, workshop leader, recording artist... half monk, half pirate, passionate for Life and Love to triumph in the world. I'm American by birth, but am living in Sweden for a while: writing, growing, deepening with amazing, open-hearted people, as well as developing Wild Words Creative Writing Classes and Wild Souls Workshops around the world.
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