the story of a tree

July 20, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


falling
falling
to the
ground.

fruit
breaking,
juices
flowing.

shell cracking,
tendrils
pushing
out.

light
warming,
leaves
growing.

stem
stretching,
trunk
thickening.

blocking
sun,
making
shade.

towering
over
all the
forest.

axes
chopping,
wood
breaking.

falling
falling
to the
ground.



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on Aug. 19 2011 at 12:17 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I actually hadn't intended to end it as it began, the poem just kinda wrote itself without asking me!

on Aug. 19 2011 at 1:08 am
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
3 articles 0 photos 306 comments

Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Whoa, definitely my favourite so far. I like how it comes around full circle. Seems to represent life, for me. We're born as needy children, and end life as needy seniors. 

I dunno. But yeah, this is so awesome. Save the planet, save the trees? :)

on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:41 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

It turned out really well.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:28 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Most of the time I write multi-word verses and four-line stanzas and I wanted to experiment on this one.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:01 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

It's hard being a tree hugger. 

Lovely poem, as usual, I really like how you composed it, the flow is so simple and natural.


on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:37 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Great! And I'll continue to check them out.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:47 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Cool! :)

Hey no problem. I love reading people's stuff. Any time. 

Yeah, they do tend to take a long time publishing. 


on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:40 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

That's actually where the inspiration came for it.  I just happened to be thinking of trees and then sat down and wrote a poem of the top of my head.  So now I have 3 poems I'm waiting for them to post.  I'm not sure what's taking so long.  Thanks for commenting though.  These poems have been up for a while and no one's really paid any attention to them.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:27 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I like this poem! It's a very good poem. :)

It reminds me of the Redwood Forest. 


on Aug. 8 2011 at 6:24 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Oh hey Thesilentraven! :D  Glad to see you checked out my poems.  I just commented on the Angel of the Wild Monastery.  Now we're fans of each other.

on Aug. 8 2011 at 6:15 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The rhythm of this was so very powerful, that I couldn't help but be captivated by the poem. Word choice was excellent; it was risky having one-word lines, but you certainly pulled it off! Well done!


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