Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman 

Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman
the wisdom of trees

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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By Steven Monahan

Steven Monahan is a Mentor and the licensee and creator of TEDx Dupree Park. He is a retired fortune 100 executive, who after surviving a terminal illness became an animal welfare philanthropist. He is the founder and executive director of the Seeding Greatness Foundation, and Green Pets America Charities.