Sunday, May 19, 2013

Secrets



Secrets
By
Lisa A.Williams

Forest-
dark, thick with
rooted certainty.
echoes of an old song reborn

At the mercy
in currents
of thoughtless motion,
pushing
 into the deep hard places,
sharp with memory.


 Limbs holding truth
 bound to earth
 giving breath
reaching to sky,
 whispering leaves-
shedding secrets.

29 comments:

  1. Love the metaphor of this poem, Lisa! Leaves falling, secrets being shed -- profound!

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  2. Am also struck by the shedding secrets line. The idea of roots being sharp with memory also works really well. I do love the crystal clear quality of your writing.

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  3. I love this! This is exquisite!

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  4. beautiful mystery slowly revealed.. I really enjoyed this poem.

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  5. great opening lines...i like the forest echoing an old song...there is much truth to be found there...its a place i often go for solace...def a finely used metaphor in the posture of the tree...

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    1. Nothing like nature to enable us to reconnect and find peace. Thank you for your comment.

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  6. I really like whispering leaves shedding secrets...

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  7. Wonderful imagery, you have definitely conveyed an alluring/somewhat dangerous mystery great job!

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  8. Beautifully done. I especially admire your opening lines - great hook.

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  9. Beautiful poem...especially "whispering leaves-
    shedding secrets..." aah, one feels blissful, Lisa!

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  10. Lisa,

    I loved this poem, as it connects well with an actual tree in my garden. I have always regarded it as having 'an eye to the world.' Seeing everything....

    Eileen:)

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    1. I have a Maple tree in my yard that actually inspired me to write this. Thank you, Eileen for your comment.

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  11. I walk in the woods all the time and this poem resonated with me! Especially loved the last two lines.Twirling

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    1. I used to live on 200 acres and walked in the woods often, so miss that. Thank you for your comment.

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  12. Nature infused with a sense of magic and enchantment. Loved it.

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  13. Limbs holding truth
    bound to earth
    giving breath
    reaching to sky

    Strong physique is necessary to extend help where it can go a long way. Otherwise one is armed and prepared but handicapped. Nicely Lisa!

    Hank

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  14. i liked the idea of the forest holding secrets, and slowly revealing bits of it. :)

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