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Below is the poem entitled FROM WHERE YOU STAND which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When I take walks through the park
I cannot but notice all the varieties of magnificent trees.
They all seem to saying something that is wonderful and glorious.
This poem is an recognition of their secret language
Praising all that we find miraculous in this world.

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Quiet, peaceful, erect in the morning light
glorifying creation in silent praises.

The night wind blows in a sacred dance
and whispers heavenly praises to you.

The earth below you holds you in a firmament
and sustains its life with praises for you.

Your bow bends as enchanted echos  
resound in praises to you.

As your skin sheds and falls
It rejoices in praises for you.

For you are life, 
the beginning and the end
the source and flow
of all that exists.

And for all these miracles
praises don't suffice;
but just the same from all our kind,
forests large and orchards small,
saplings new, and trunks quite tall,
we thank you in praise everlasting.

CAK 9-2012 Revised 9-16-2013

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Hello Allan, There is something so magical within the soul of a tree. You have captured this with such love and excellence. I always wonder when I look at all the oak trees here where I live, what they have seen, what they have gone through? The people that rested under them. Truly one of the greatest gifts in creation. Loved this lovely poem and I want to thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet notes. Lov, Shar

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Aloha Allan... a quiet surprise in this post, an ode to our Great Spirit is how I thought your words echo... I am yet to learn how to navigate properly on this site... so I leave my thanks to you for your comments on my first post here... the "many" must be of our first concern... and I find writing to this point helps me release a bigger part of my potential with words... I hope to offer thought in all of my posts... all of the best from this life, to you, and all of your relations... Michael.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/19/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Michael. There are many ways of perceiving reality in the Naked City. This has been one. Allan
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 10:08:00 AM
    This is such a beautiful testament, allen, of praises, love and devotion, to our creator. Blessings always & thankyou....

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/27/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cherie.
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 10:10:00 PM
    wow! wow! I love the morning call in your first line, standing tall, I feel the grace you rise tooooooo.. through all the years, your skin is praises and beautiful after every shed. I love the inner imagery of time shedding it's way into the light.. thank you for the morning stop... It meant a lot to me ~LINDA

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/27/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Linda. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 9:58:00 PM
    reading this poem makes me want to sing "How great Thou art ! " ... poems of praise are inspiring.