Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Secrets (for deverse-May 6 2014; Trees)




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

At the mercy
of currents
in 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.

16 comments:

  1. I so like this. Rich with thoughts as new as Spring itself.
    'limbs holding truth' is nice, like embracing promise.

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  2. This is a thought of trees that is truly set deep into the heart.. there is a stability and strength in those trees that we like to connect to .

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  3. i like the being thick with rooted certainty...so much strength in this... and i bet they could tell endless stories..

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  4. Secrets, truths and rooted certainty. Love the power this conjures.

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  5. Oh what secrets the leaves could spread if they wished to!! I enjoyed this, Lisa.

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  6. smiles...shedding secrets...that last stanza is like a little cascade on the character of trees....i think there is much we could learn of trees...

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  7. Yes, that last stanza was like a cascade, or, leaves falling in autumn. Lovely.

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  8. I specially like the opening lines, thick with rooted certainty ~ I think trees hold a lot of secrets, smiles ~

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  9. I love the secrets of the forest!

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  10. A being so deeply rooted for eons truly has many stories to tell...a beautiful poem

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  11. how many trees can say a sad story.................... I wonder if any tree now has a pleasant memory to share

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  12. You depicted the full journey of the tree.lovley!!

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  13. Trees have so much slow precious life I hate to see them cut down.

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  14. I love that last stanza.. shedding secrets.. that's beautiful!

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  15. Intriguing and powerful piece. The mystery and sense of permanence of the forest is a fitting metaphor for secrets. Well done.

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  16. Intriguing and powerful piece. The mystery and sense of permanence of the forest is a fitting metaphor for secrets. Well done.

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