Saturday, August 7, 2010

"The Oldest Tree In The Forest"

I feel a rhythm
I feel it in my toes,,,
Do you feel it too?
This is my forest.
This is where I sink my toes
into the mossy green earth.
This is where I run
and chase butterflys
This is where I listen
to my forest sing.
Yes,,, I feel the rhythm in my toes.

This is Methusula,,,,,
She can almost touch the stars.
She is the tallest tree in the forest.
She stands so proudly
She casts shadows
as the evening
comes rolling in.
Her strong branches
are like shelters
to all the trees around her.
She is the oldest tree in the forest.
Do you feel the rhythm?

Sometimes, all the trees talk.,,,,,,
but Methusula is the best stoty teller of all.
I love to listen to the stories.
This is a story that started like this,,,,,
"Once upon a time,,,,
A raging storm came barrelling out of the sky!
The winds blew
The winds howled
and sometimes
the wind would make us fall.
The winters were so very cold,
we shivered !
Sometimes our branches
became cracked and withered.
and sometimes our branches
tumbled to the ground.
In the long hot summer,
we would sing for the rains to come.
We needed the rains
to quench our thirst,
We needed the rain
to wash our dusty needles.
Little birds that perched on our branches,
they needed water too.

I sat quietly listening to Methusula.
I was pondering,
when all of a sudden Methusula asked me to come and place my paws on her trunk.
I reached my paws ,,,
as high as I could
and I placed my hands on the soft moss ,,,
I felt her heart beating,,,,,
I felt the rhythm,,,,
I felt the beat, beat, beat.
Methusula said softly.,,,,
"You see, I am old, and I am leaning.
My roots are tangled yet they are very strong.
Someday, I will fall, but my time has not yet come.
My heart will beat as long as the rhythm lives in the forest.
You must also keep the rhythm in your heart,,, "

My forest is old, but it will never be forgotten.
I will protect my keeping the rhythm beating.
I will keep Methusula standing,,,, she will never fall.
I will find a way.
Sometimes when my mind feels jumbled,
I walk the bunny trails in this forest.
Sometimes I find treasures right before my eyes.
I never know what I may find, until I search.
This is my forest, this is where I find the rhythm that beats in my heart.
Nitey nite my friends


Puglette said...

hi tweedles! i love old trees and forests. they smell so good, the air feels different. i am glad you will be watching over your forest friends.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post Tweedles! We have a forest too, but not as green as yours, and we LOVE all the trees in it.

fromsophiesview said...

Absolutely beautiful..thanks for this...trees are my daddy's passion and their property is covered with many different types and sizes. Yes, storms come and knock them down but that doesn't deter them from putting in new ones. Trees are so spiritual.!

Al said...

Like you I love to roam around the forests and mingle with old trees, I know they communicate with other trees and to human only they don't speak they way they do but they do have a way of communicating with humans and dogs like us! They will never die, they will only fall but mystery, memories and stories will remain forevah!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh twee!
you paint with words what is in my heart. emmitt is my little tree. :)
what a beautiful poem and post!

Barbara said...

I feel the rhythm now too Tweedles! What a lovely poem!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tweedles, nice to meet you. I found your blog from a suggestion from another pug loving person on Facebook.
From your forest photos, you must live in Oregon, as we do as well.
We will for sure bookmark your blog!
Yoda, Archie, Tallulah (pugs) and MaeCee (boxer)

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! Your story made me feel like I was there in the forest with you and Methusula. I feel the rhythm when I walk in the forest, on the beach, or in town. The rhythm is with me everywhere I go and it is always beating in my heart.

I love your forest and I can't wait until your magic bubble gets here to take me back to your forest. We will run and play in the forest and visit with Methusula. Maybe she will let us sit under her and then we can all sing songs. We will hold paws and fall to sleep, gazing up at the stars through Medusula's branches.

Stubby xoxo

Soggibottom said...

Don't fall off that log Tweedles, if you do I will have to have one of your magic bubbles to come and save you. At least I know you would have a soft landing on the moss.
If there is a twig to spare do you think you could save me one of those that your beautiful tree's don't want anymore. I could suck it. I wouldn't bite it... promise :-)
lots of luv Amie Soto Blossom. x x x

Kellee the Caffeinated said...

Amazing photos as always!

Lola Bugs & The Mama Monster

Becky said...

Delightful story about Methuselah. I think she is asking you to be her helper in keeping the forest safe. What an honor that is! I know she chose the right Pug to fulfill this mission. I love your forest and all the beautiful things that dwell within it, most of all you.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have to just imagine what it must be like to walk in a forest with giant trees. Most of the trees around here are small and young. You did such a great job of letting us feel the rhythm in our hearts. Great story, Tweedles.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

JJ Lynne said...

what a lovely post, Tweedles!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

We love this one just as much as the littlest tree too! Thanks Tweedles.


The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Yousa are so poetics. We luvs reading your pretty truthiness. Oh how we wish we had a talent like yours.
Much Luvs to you,
The Slimmer Girls
Gracie, Lily, and Mimi
P.S. Toby Moses thinks you are the bees-knees. (We'd thought you would like to know...he turned 4 in May). :)

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

What a wonderful post Tweedles.

Love the pictures of you in the forest!

Pugs & Kisses

Yoda & Brutus

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Tweedles & Tweedles Mom! I really loved this post! What a beautiful story and amazing forest you have!!!! You both know how I feel about the forest and was sad to see that part of one at my Grandpa's is gone, however there is a new one that has a younger heartbeat that is very strong, and with the help of the old one, it will go on!

Chatty Crone said...

My goodness you are such a good story teller and watcher of the woods.

Sometimes woods scare me - you're so brave.

I've missed you.


Unknown said...

Tweedles! We missed you! Sorry we were away so long. It is SO GOOD to know you have the mossy green wilds of the west coast well under your puggy-paws!! big kisses!

Sandy said...

Little Tweedles...I love seeing your forest and hearing about the oldest tree. It's dreamy to me, and the green colors and shade are so pretty. You are so lucky to have that in your back yard. I went to the Muir Woods in California years ago and saw the big trees and saw some that fell over and wondered if anyone saw them fall over. I wonder what the little animal friends thought when it happened. Kisses to you!

Kelly said...

My little Tweedles,
I just loved this post. Your forest is so lucky to have you as a friend.

I wish we could roam those trails together. Will you send a magic bubble to come pick me up??


kissa-bull said...

deawest tweedles sweetest most sugary cupcake of the pibble woild

we loved your post and we must say we like to "move it , move it" to the beat of our twees in our backyawd too. we have lotsa twees and we love them so.they provide most sweetness shade from the sun when we are out to play. we fink of you most everytime .

wiff lotsa pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Molly the Airedale said...

You have the most wonderful posts, Tweedles!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Jan Mader said...

You DO have the most wonderful posts. Tweeds. Your words are like music to my ears......I feel every beat. xoxo

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Pretty forest! Pretty words! Pretty you! xox

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Yes, my darling Tweedles, it is YOUR forest for I know of no one better to love the trees and moss and vines and ferns and creatures that dwell in the branches and on the earth than YOU, TWEEDLES, keeper of all that is good in the forest and in the sky and under the sea.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Tweedles! I guess my secret is out that I think you are bee-u-tea-full. My birthday is May 19th...when is yours? Do you have or are you interested in having a boyfriend...and if so, how 'bout me? Oks...I will leave it at that my forest beauty...I will know have happy dreams of you and me in the forest together.
-Toby Moses Man

Diane said...

Oh Tweedles, Aunt Diane is so moved by your stories. This was just beautiful! Your forest is so gorgeous & you are so good to take care of all of it. You are such a special girl & Aunt Diane is missing you a lot! xoxoxo Aunt Diane

Sharon Wagner said...

That was a very magical story Tweedles.

GAIL said...

I can so see a children's book series called "The Adventures of Tweedles". Your stories really should be shared with a larger audience. Miss you! xoxo

Theresa said...

I am your newest follower

You are so cute Tweedles!

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

If it involves mischief and dirt, then I'm your boy.
Luv (blushing),
Toby Moses

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Woo always have a way with words and woofs!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Tweedles!!! As always, your stories are inspiring and magical. Mommy reads them to us and they give us goose bumps. Good goose bumps. Such an enchanting land you live in little Tweedles and Mommy takes her time to read us your stories!!
She does LOVE them as do we!!!

I got your secret message and you are just so cute!! I felt so proud because I do look up to you.. you reminding me of a story with you talking all fast.. I wanted to give you a BIG HUG and tell you not to be silly. Butt Tweedles is never silly.
Oh, Anakin (hee hee) would be honored too (hee hees) if you would use his card. SNORTS
(psst...between you and me...well,
we's just pat him on his little whirly caps)!!
Hugs dearest Tweedles!!!
Your Josie Sista

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Tweedles!
We's put an awards up for yous an our bloggy!!
Spongy & Licky

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hello Sweet Forest Lovely Lady...How is my bee-u-tea-full Tweedles Today? Have you thought about the question I asked you? I will dream about us flying in bubbles in my dreams...which I do dreams a lot...notice on my bloggy the new socky monkey bed we's gots and how I'm nappy, napping in it. Well, I hope you are having a wonderful day...wonderful...just like you's are to me.
Luv (blushing),

Toby Moses Man (your Lil' Man)

Hank said...

Tweedles, THAT is ONE tree I would ruhspect enough tuh not ruhleev myself on!

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

Your forest is so beautiful!
Daisy and I always love looking at your
photos. You are our outlet to trees
and greenery since we have none
of that out here in Vegas hehe.

-Dana & Daisy

Unknown said...

Hey there Tweedles

You have reminded me of this can listen to the song from where it comes on Max's blog (although I think you have heard it before):

“The world is full of strange behaviour. Every man has to be his own saviour. I know I can make it on my own if I try. But I'm searching for a Great Heart to stand me by. Underneath the African sky. A Great Heart to stand me by.”....Johnny Clegg

Sending lotsaluv

Simply Pug said...

Became a follower today! Those pictures and sweet poems are absolutely beautiful. You should publish a book and we know we will the first ones to buy it!