Touch A Leaf, Hug A Tree

Garth Rakumakoe

Pebbles around bare feet,

touch a leaf, hug a tree

ink a wish down to paper

and by power of whisper

let it drift carelessly

to the tender violins

of the morning breeze


Surrender to life’s photogenic seas

that which the eye intangibly sees

entrusting the river and your maker

with the destiny of your dreams

brilliant as the tattooed night sky

when all ray has dimmed to sleep


Touch a leaf, hug a tree

Stars aligned, the universe is listening

and the pebbles are seeds

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  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    Beautiful writing ) liking your words 🙂

    • Garth Rakumakoe

      Thank you gifted one, much much appreciated.

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      We all need to feel like the universe is on our side … and listening ) sometimes it doesn’t feel that way tho .

      • Garth Rakumakoe

        I know what you mean. Faith can waiver at times. Ours is to keep the faith alive I suppose.

        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

          They say our energies are important when it comes to what we attract into our lives …makes you feel like you have to be a certain way doesn’t it .

          Yes , keep the faith if we can )

        • Coyote

          Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Love your way with words🙂

          • Garth Rakumakoe

            Thank you Coyote. Much appreciated.

          • Fay Slimm.

            This write goes straight to my favourites Garth - a piece of sound wisdom wherewith we as poets can reach the listening universe bu hugging a tree then scribing a few appreciative words

            • Garth Rakumakoe

              Oh thank you dear Fay, your kind words brighten up my day really :-)... Thank you so much!

            • Draven

              Very beautiful and in touch with nature. 🙂

              • Garth Rakumakoe

                Thank you dear Draven. Your time appreciation is valued. Many many thanks.

              • Neville

                I am very much liking these words of yours too Garth .............................. N

                • Garth Rakumakoe

                  I am very much liking your liking too sir! :-).... Much gratitude to you Neville.

                • Rozina

                  A lovely message. Thank you.

                  • Garth Rakumakoe

                    I thank you, Rozina. I am glad it found a place with you. Light, peace and blessings to you.

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