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A Poem about a Tree in Spring


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A Poem about a Tree in Spring

 

 

Sentence by sentence

word by word

carve out

 

a new geography

 

That is not a black bird

resting and cawing amid

stark leafless branches

bountiful with entropy

defying buds

 

But when she takes flight

in the cloud heavy morning

landing in the neighbor’s fresh

turned earth besides the bright yellow

Witch Hazel seeking nutrition

from the newly awakened

riotous soil

 

a line is etched

 

And in that great Hollow

where Suns and Gods and Landscapes

are born live and die

 

a Tree blooms

The foliage gives weight to the color green

and then reminded

Death is beautiful

embers snap

a glimpse

 

of what happened

before beginning.

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Hi Dr C.,

A title to tell the reader what the poem is about, though if the writer can conjure a landscape, I presume a reader is free to do so too.

 

cheers

 

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Exactly Badge, exactly. Thanks for the read!

 

Much appreciation,

 

Juris

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bountiful with entropy

 

where Suns and Gods and Landscapes

are born live and die

 

W. O. Freaking. W. :)

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Hi DC, Great title! You have to read the poem after that intro. And it didn't disappoint.

 

My favorite line

The foliage gives weight to the color green
.

 

That is not just poetic it is so simple it is brilliant.

 

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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DC & Tinker- I'm glad you both found a line which appealed! Thanks for the read (I think spring is re-verbalizing my brain/soul)

 

Juris

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As an avid "tree watcher" I liked everything about this from the title onward. There is a cerain therapy in quiet contemplation of how nature works its wonders.

 

"a line is etched

 

And in that great Hollow

where Suns and Gods and Landscapes

are born live and die

 

a Tree blooms"

 

excellent lines to herald the long awaited spring. B.

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David W. Parsley

Doc, this is just plain great poetry. Summons a stirring of the mind and spirit, chronicling a recurring event of the soul. All the individual lines cited above are indeed excellent, but it is the whole that brings them to such impact. Brilliant work.

 

Thank You,

- Dave

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David, Benjamin- Thanks for the reading and the support! as always, touched by your appreciation.

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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