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Lessons From Trees

May 11, 2018

Lots of people hardly even feel

real soil under their feet,

see plants grow except in flower pots,

or get far enough beyond the street lights

to catch the enchantment

of a night sky studded with stars.

When people live far from scenes

of the Great Spirit’s making,

it’s easy for them to forget his laws.

I have learned a lot

about these laws from trees:

sometimes about the weather,

sometimes about animals,

always about the Great Spirit.

~Walking Buffalo

(1871-1967, Nakoda “Stoney” Elder)

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