Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman

Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman 

The Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman. 

“When we have learned how to listen to trees,” poet Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions“then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Two generations earlier, a different titan of poetic sentiment Walt Whitman extolled trees not only as a source of joy but as a source of unheralded moral wisdom and an improbable yet formidable model of what is noblest in the human character.

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Steven Monahan

Animal welfare thought leader. My writings and books are a reflection of my beliefs on the interconnected genius of life. I was an introverted teen who broke open his shell and morphed into a successful corporate executive, then death survivor, then entrepreneur and now author and mentor. I believe we are each here for a wonderfully unique reason. Our quest is to follow where ever the path leads, in awe of the visions and the people we meet along the way.