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Tony-Memphis
This is on a sign at Grayton Beach State Park in Grayton, FL (just east of Destin and just west of Panama City). Sorry, the formatting didn't transfer well.

Prayer of the Woods

“I am the heat of your hearth on the
Cold winter nights, the friendly shade
Screening you from the summer sun
And my fruits are refreshing draughts
Quenching your thirst as you journey on”
“I am the beam that holds your house,
The board of your table, the bed on which
You lie and the timber that builds
Your boat. I am the handle of your hoe,
The door of your homestead, the wood of
Your cradle and the shell of your coffin.
I am the bread of kindness and the flower
Of Beauty. Ye who pass by,
Listen to my prayer;
Harm me not.”

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