25 May 2017

Poetry Thursday - Delight of Being Alone by DH Lawrence

"humming in the wind" (via)

Delight of Being Alone

I know no greater delight than the sheer delight of being alone.
It makes me realise the delicious pleasure of the moon
that she has in travelling by herself: throughout time,
or the splendid growing of an ash-tree
alone, on a hillside in the north, humming in the wind.

- D H Lawrence (1885-1930)

Found first in my "Trees be company" book, then on the tumblr pages of The Woodland Trust, which have a multitude of tree(and wildlife) pictures, some with short texts - well worth a browse.

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