Sunday, June 17, 2012

The tree


                                                                              Puddle, 1952, M. C. Escher


There is a silent forest beneath
my road, soft with water, hard with oil 

Peering to see the full moon
shining at the edge, halfway across the sea 

You waited for me to cross the sky,
with your lantern eyes and wrinkled hands 

Glancing back, your words carried me
when my legs were puddle frail in the storm 

your gnarled limbs and deep roots reach
for me, and lifts me high from brown soil

You are the tree that carries me, still
in my journey of many roads, many seasons

now as your leaves fall slowly like gentle rain,
i carry the seeds of your forest in my hands



                                                                          always   

          

Happy Father's Day !!!

Posted for:  The Mag 

31 comments:

  1. I love nature poetry! I write a lot of it myself.So far I do believe this is my favorite.

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  2. Enchanting. Such beautiful thoughts.

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  3. You waited for me to cross the sky,
    with your lantern eyes and wrinkled hands

    Two lines which hold magic...

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  4. this is wonderful- especially the last two lines. Perfect.

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to your father this is.
    Have a lovely day Grace.

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  6. What Jinksy and Kathe said, punctuated by the "always". Profoundly beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, Grace.

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  7. this is lovely...you are the tree that carried me...i def feel the father within your words as well....the strength of limbs and roots....very nice grace...happy fathers day to all the dads in your life...

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  8. I love how you saw the tree reflected in the oily water ... the tree a symbol of strength ~ the never-ending strength of a father daughter bond.

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  9. A lovely tribute for Father's Day!

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  10. Gorgeous! Happy Father's Day!

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  11. Extraordinarily uplifting. Well done.

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  12. Beautifully evocative...I love "lantern eyes"...

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  13. This is just beautiful, Grace. A lovely poem to write/ share on Father's Day.

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  14. Carried through and far, can surely see the father in that!

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  15. Sweet and touching celebration of a loving father-daughter relationship

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  16. Wonderful poem for Father's Day!

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  17. Wow, a truly awesome metaphor to use to construct a poem for this day. Such strength, and love.

    Wonderful work, Grace.

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  18. Trees are ever so wise! and timeless- thanks.

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  19. The last two lines indeed sums it all up. Nice comparison. :)

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  20. There's a touch of Ezra Pound here. Nicely done.

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  21. beautiful and what a perfect poem for Father's Day.

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  22. this is so lovely Ms.Grace and I love the deeper message at the last line..visiting you ;)

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  23. so sweetly written...loved it...GOD bless u... :)

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  24. This is.... Amazing. Loved it, love the always.

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