The Olive Tree To The Ancient Greeks
It is impossible to comprehend both ancient and modern Greece without the olive tree. The bond between the land, the olive tree and Greece is a solid bond dating back thousands of years.
The olive tree and its oil are blessings upon the land and its people.
“You, Olive tree, are to be herald
To the eyes of god
You, olive tree, are to bear peace
To the gaze of the sky.
You, tree of life, took root
On soil that has been blessed
You trace the dawn
On walkways filled with blood.
Your branch becomes a pathway
Over eroded rocks
Peace carried on the wind
In years of toil and suffering.”