If cemeteries had no tombstones... If poetic pieces were upon trees that grow from our lover's ashes, forests would become sacred again. Rather than adorning our defunct with polymers, flowers that never die, burr grass, numbers carved shallow in stones, we could allow art to heal our losses, honor through the poetic, an expression that is devoured by nature as it eats hungry our loved. If we entrust ourselves to nature, honour death as a transformation, blissful expansion, what is, becomes historical, a timeless mentor, our humble reconciliation with the fact that we all need to leave a warm trail worth of a yesterday. If we entrust ourselves to nature, our power would tell us to return the lilies, the moist breath it gave us as a favor, even the struggles, mismatched flavours, tingling sensations, despite fugacity, once planted actions would bounce, lingering echoes stretching toward the last horizon of another, whose sunshine is you. If cemeteries had no tombstones, our history would stand in stillness, chirps and tweets would free us from the fear of death, honoured could we grow to be one of them, sucklings still teaching us how to be an unsynced unity that at last unites death with life, not morbidly, but in a way that heals those who hunger for significance in vastness, seeking to reconcile the past with the present, so we can; the future can forge a stream amongst the boughs that now flow, breathe, grow, love in ways we thought would be impossible: by endearing nature thoroughly, reaching sacredness as worn out ash becomes the root we've evermore been.
The concept of planting trees with our ashes already exists. In fact, there is already a company that offers this kind of service: Bios Urn. If you are interested in promoting the creation of these kind of forests, you can support the company’s kickstarter to create a monitor system (incubator) for your urn. This poem is not sponsored by them in any way. If you know about other projects contributing into this idea of transforming cemeteries into forests, please comment below.