Trees Welcome the Electronic Age

Trees Welcome the Electronic Age

For your consideration of our kind,

to the electronic architects of the e-book, 

we the trees, salute you,

for paper is not longer pulped

and no great bolus is being swallowed

down the gullets of huge crushing machines.

Today, my sons stand straight and strong.

My daughters are allowed to bend with the wind

by the agency of their subtle grace,

and our grandchildren drink the rain

and their roots grow deep.

To you, the kings and queens of circuits and wires,

we send out our heartfelt thanks

for now we are liberated

from page and spine.

Around us now the air is pure

and our greenery presents itself

like solar panels for the new age.

We are free to praise the sun

and no longer fear the grand machinery

which once invaded our assemblage.

We are unhindered to mingle and breath

and with our gratefulness

to once more, unimpeded, help your species survive.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee.  Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  When not writing, Linda is an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi. In addition she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  Linda enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein resides her almost 19 year old yellow tang.  A retired teacher, who began writing in earnest in January, 2015, Linda believes that poetry truly adds to the beauty of the world.  Much of this beauty she feels can be found in the night sky and, on warm nights, her telescope serves as inspiration for this belief.

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