The tallest and the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, Giant sequoia in the national park at California are the most massive trees on Earth. Sequoia national park holds so many of these giants, standing tall over everything around them.
Last month, we witnessed fires in California, and many of the Sequoia trees caught fire. Brave firefighters gave everything they got but still, about two dozen of these massive giants were lost to us. (Sniff)
When I first saw the tree and realized the enormity of their size, I suddenly realized how beautiful and full of spectacular events the trees life was, especially these. How many people would have seen these trees and realized how puny our lives and our problems are? How many people would have seen them and started to worship them, calling them God's and such? (I'd have been one of the latter)
Trees are the Gods! And these giants, these must be the Gods among Gods. This is just an ode to the beauty that is Sequoia trees. Hopefully, I'd see you soon!
With head and arms up high And deepest roots down deep These ladders to the heaven Great giants went to sleep What secrets lay hidden In the silence of your heart What joy you behold What knowledge you impart What lessons you taught The travellers of yore Who saw you once and thought "God's dearest, for sure" The thrones and the wars, The Summer, and the Rain Thousands of passing Moons That your memory contains Cackles of all them kids The bear hugs from the teens How Morbid were some facts Such beauty in some dreams The one truth of us all In your rings, centre, seep. Oh, you must know it all the secrets that you keep So, tell me now Sequoia Oh big Cali-red trees Pass me secrets of life As I get on my knees...