Thursday, October 1, 2020

Woman of the Tree

 

her ribs came from wood

of sufferings, swollen with moonlit tears


her eyes reflect solitude of woods

her arms softest of fiddlehead ferns


yet her fire from failures

carves her path now


into the next journey,

she is resolute, as her mother


& grandmother have been, welding 

her words to burn at every dawn 



Tree Sculpture at Mississuaga Park


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21 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and empowering. Love it!

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  2. I love those soft arms... I think this is how power should be.

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  3. Beautiful poignant poem Grace — and wonderful tree! :)

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  4. An amazing poem, Grace! Is the tree in the image near to where you live? I especially love the ribs that ‘came from wood of sufferings’ and the ‘fire from failures’ that ‘carves her path now’. A strong woman.

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  5. This is incredibly arresting, Grace!💝 I love the "fire" that carves her path now into the next journey.

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  6. "...her fire from failures / carves her path..."

    Masterwork, Grace!

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  7. Exquisite myth arising from the Woman of the Tree <3

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  8. Empowering! A very interesting sculpture that definitely spoke to you. I can feel her resilience.

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  9. I love this! Such power and tenderness, too.

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  10. Lovely piece Grace - and in a season of fire for Western US - so apposite. And a great photo - just love that sculptors discover spirit in tree stumps - and bring it out for all of us.

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  11. Love these lines:"yet her fire from failures/carves her path now"-- invoiking the character of the tree sculpture.

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  12. A wonderful affirmation of life.

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  13. The strength in this is inspiring. Beautiful.

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  14. The imagery in you poem is so great! And then at the end the carving in the tree is wonderful... This is one strong woman!

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  15. I love this, Grace: I can identify the journey you describe here, via suffering to enlightenment and strength.

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  16. I see this as mother earth, nourishing us all softly , yet she is strong.

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  17. It is always easier to achieve when you know what failure is like it gives you determination.

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  18. A fine tribute with a subject as a beacon.

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