Two Trees I Loved: An Anthem

At the EcoEnco retreat in Western Australia in July, I participated in a songwriting workshop. What a treat!

 

Joseph Pul© (https://soundcloud.com/joepule) and Steve Andrews (https://steveandrews.bandcamp.com/ and https://earthoceanphoto.com), both talented musicians, songwriters and guitarists, led us into the Karri forest.


They helped us write our songs and set them to music.

 

I’m waiting for Steve to arrive in September so that we can finish the job. The music. It’s in my head but I can’t write it down.

 

For now, here’s my anthem.

 


Two Trees I Loved

 

two trees I loved

nurtured and blessed

billy goat plum

watered, watered

humble young cheese tree

then tall as my cheek

saved and protected

now sheltering me

 

saved and protected

saved and protected

saved and protected

shelter, shelter

 

humble young cheese tree

tall as my cheek

saved and protected

now sheltering me

 

gratitude cheese tree

now two metres tall

shelters my garden

shelter, shelter

marking my progress

from a harsh start

saved and protected

now nurturing me

 

saved and protected

saved and protected

saved and protected

shelter, shelter

 

marking my progress

from a harsh start

saved and protected

now nurturing me

 

all of Earth’s trees

live in my heart

beg my protection

begging, begging

touching my caring

for our harsh starts

saved and protected

I’m nurturing them

 

saved and protected

saved and protected

saved and protected

nurture, nurture

 

touching my caring

for our harsh starts

saved and respected

I’m nurturing them

 

 

 

Steve Andrews  Photo: David Deeley

Steve Andrews           Photo: David Deeley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Pule  Photo: David Deeley

Joseph Pule           Photo: David Deeley

 

 

 

 

Billy goat plum Humpty Doo, 1992

Billy goat plum Humpty Doo, 1992

Billy goat plum Humpty Doo, 1992

Billy goat plum Humpty Doo, 1992

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheese Tree

The Cheese Tree

2 comments


  • David Deeley

    Beautiful. I can’t wait to listen to the recording when Steve catches up with you.

    08/21/2013
  • Ah beautiful wendy, so much heart… it feels like nature chanelled through you. much love

    08/22/2013

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