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The silence of a tree MAG

December 2, 2012
By KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury


A tree stands alone,
weathered color, pockmarked
skin waiting
for a slow, silent death
his hollows have been forgotten,
his achievements erased,
Holding tired branches
dragging memories
still clinging to his sorry bark,
as the world around him
crumbles, ricocheting, melting
into dust,
still the tree stands tall
waiting for the spark-colored sky to end

the silence of a tree
remains


The author's comments:
A poem I wrote for the Interlochen fiction contest.

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on Dec. 30 2013 at 1:20 pm
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

I read this piece thrice because it was so beautiful. I read more of your pieces, and you write very well! Keep going:-)   

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 23 2013 at 10:13 am
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
57 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Thank you so much!

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 23 2013 at 10:13 am
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
57 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Thank you! That, actually, was unintentional, but I'm glad you like it.

on Feb. 22 2013 at 10:26 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

you make the tree sound wise and beautiful. You did a great job!

on Feb. 22 2013 at 4:48 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
42 articles 9 photos 116 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I really like the imagery of the poem.  It also makes me think differently about a tree.  Nice work!

. said...
on Dec. 6 2012 at 10:12 pm
Thank you very much!

on Dec. 5 2012 at 8:29 pm
pizzapencil SILVER, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
7 articles 0 photos 17 comments
Wow ! I love it !


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