Author(s): Bernadette Rodgers
The trees breathe peace; their quiet strength enfolds us. We are comforted, reassured; in the bush we are never alone never lonely. The trees know patience their stillness allows the sun to penetrate and warm the bush and to provide gifts for me — a light on my path. A light on my path! Trees and sun Peace and light Green and gold O trees, you silent friends you quiet filters welcoming the sun gentling its heat leading me on pointing the way. We’ve Seen the Glory reflects Bernadette's thoughts on the many tramps she has undertaken with companions. During these times she has felt nurtured by the natural world of untouched beauty, and this poetry captures the beauty, magnificence and splendour of the natural world, as well as the deep experience of being ‘close to the real’.
Bernadette Rodgers is a Sister of Mercy, living in Wellington. She is delighted to join the ranks of so many more seasoned trampers who periodically set out into the wilderness.