Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hidden Wisdom
















tracking tones flowing sweet
rich & deep, wooden flute plays
music floating grey mystic air

vast field hard crunching snow
each step crisp crackles leading
me forward, journey boundless

hidden face, wise gatekeeper
"what is it you are seeking"
I reply " gateway to understanding"

my moccasins are worn & weary
his reply "over the mountain is
a field of daisies & juniper trees"

take me to the place of whispering
waters, I heard it has a message
of hope/ peace that I must hear

"Your message is blowing in seeds
of a dream..from a sapling will grow
a mighty tree, with strong roots"

" a lush green crown will offer you
rest but, first walk across hot embers
it will strengthen your heart & soul"

my soles will burn from carrying a
heavy heart in this journey of life
I need to lighten my knapsack

"your heart is heavy as you love
deep like the roots under my feet
scars embedded in your rich bark"

"carved within your trunk names
of those who came and went
as you wept in winter's silence"

"the world is full of those with
weak roots and hollow trunks
they will die of their own decay"

"their dreams will vanish in mist
but, those of true dreamers will live
on, for they thirst for the quest"

opening my eyes a clear vision
a land filled with rich opportunity
under winter's snowy landscape

Spring will arise with new life...


posting for dVerse writing tree poems
sharing with Poets United.

Author's note: This was inspired by
a dream I had last night..I've been
sick for a few days and in my fever
had a vision I am honoring it with
this poem.

Peace and light...



58 comments:

  1. oy i am glad or i hope you are feeling better now...but sick got a pretty cool poem so...smiles...the sole (soul) burn from a heavy heart is a cool touch...there is wisdom in the dialogue lines as well...you use them very effective in this...

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    1. Good Morning Brian, I am still sick but, I did have an amazing dream so thought I would write about it. Thanks for reading I always enjoy your comments and support.

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  2. You really met a wise tree.. but be careful walking on hot coal... I love the mythical feeling of this poem... and talking to trees sounds like a blessing.

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    1. Bjorn, I will always listen to the whisper's of a tree as you never
      know what it might have to say. Walking on hot coal is about
      facing your fears. Thanks for the cool prompt funny that I had a
      dream about trees.

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  3. You took me to a mystical, spiritual world.
    Great write!
    Pea

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  4. Sorry you're sick, but this is a lovely poem... I love the part about the whispering waters.

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    1. Thank you Laurie there is something calming about whispering waters.

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  5. love the convo with the tree...daisies & juniper trees sound right up my alley as well...and yes there are too many with weak roots...love the nod to spring there in the close as well

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    1. Daisies and juniper trees do bring wonderful images to mind and I don't mind talking to trees.

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  6. How wonderful that a feverish dream can inspire something so beautiful. I so much enjoyed reading this. It's proof that inspiration is everywhere.
    Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Inspiration is all around us we only need to listen to what it has
      to offer..thank you for your words of kindness..

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  7. I so love that carved face on the tree. LOVE those sorts of carvings. Such a beautiful poem, born of a fantastic dream. I especially love the title, and the stanza about the names who came and went "as you wept in winter's silence." I think we all feel the need to lighten our knapsacks as we turn towards spring. Loved this poem, Truedessa. Hope you are feeling better, soon, kiddo.

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    1. Sherry,

      Always enjoy reading your thoughtful comments. You know I am a big dreamer and I had to write about this vision. I woke up from a sweat and jotted it down in my notebook and then thought I would honor the dream.

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  8. your words brought the dream to life... inspiration comes from many sources including dreams...

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    1. Ah some of the best thoughts come from seeds of dreams.

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  9. hope you are feeling better. hidden wisdom brought to beautiful life the best way here, through a dream and into words.

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts..I am up a bit more today than I have been in days.

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  10. I hope you feel better ~ I like the wise words of the gatekeeper ~ Light and love ~

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    1. Grace,

      Resting quite a bit and drinking tea hope to be back to normal soon.

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  11. A surreal lovely write with a message. Must feel good to dream dreams like this, something I never do. Sigh.

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    1. Mary,

      Thank you for all your support..I have always been a big dreamer and I try to capture what I can.

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  12. yes dreams of a dreamer are dreamy especially under a 'feaver' pitch.

    mine either entail flying, heroism (me), or surreal family member resolution dramas.

    I echo Mary, Sigh!

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    1. I guess when you are with fever dreams come to life in a surreal way.

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  13. forgot. hope you're feeling better!

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    1. Thank you working on getting better.

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  14. I have never had such surreal dreams Truedessa! Great atmosphere in your piece.

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  15. Yeah those that are hollow will fall by the wayside
    As dreams you continue to reach for and ride
    The tree was sure mouthy too
    But it had plenty of good advice for you
    Hopefully the germs will fly to coop
    And stop throwing you for a loop

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    1. That tree was a tree of many words
      perhaps, an owl resides inside
      as they are wise birds...

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  16. This has the feeling of myth: power and truth. So well conveyed. Thank you, and hope you are feeling better!

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    1. Thank you for reading and the thoughtful wishes..

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  17. I usually refuse to use the p0or mistreated word "awesome," but... Maybe awe-inspired is better. This makes me want to run outside and meditate in the grove of trees down the street. Thanks for bringing this to us.

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    1. Victoria, your words are inspiring to my inner muse and I also
      like to meditate especially by a strong tree.

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  18. World is full of those with weak roots - isn't that the truth?

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    1. Alex, that is so true..weak roots hollow trunks..

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  19. That must have been quite a dream... to have such a great poem come out of it. Nice. I like the hope of that clear vision.

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    1. An enchanted dream in another realm..thanks for sharing my adventure with me.

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  20. Although there are many which have week roots, they will always die of their own decay. I'ts simply natural selection! Nice blog following!

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    1. I guess it could be natural selection something to consider. Thanks for visiting.

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  21. Hope you are feeling better now. This poem speaks of true wisdom. We must always thrive for knowledge and quest.

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    1. Thank you I agree the quest leads me forward..

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  22. ..you had a magical dream that i would love to visit as well.... good for you to still remember & interpret the dreams you had... i don't often (almost never) remember a single scene in every dreams that i had... what i knew was that i had a dream but couldn't tell anythin' 'bout it.... smiles.... glad to know you doing well after the fever... smiles...

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    1. Kelvin my friend..so glad to see you here..I am an active dreamer and I usually keep a dream journal near my bed so I can write them all down and decipher them later on. We all dream but, some
      remember more than others. Thanks for visiting..

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  23. life's quest is for 'gateway to understanding'......wonderfully expressed.......
    hope you're much better now... :)

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    1. I am feeling better today thank you..the quest should always lead us forward.

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  24. such detail you've given us... i liked the rhythm in your lines

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  25. Ho ho ho what a tree ho ho ho

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    1. An amazing tree full of wisdom..ho ho ho

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  26. I am happy that you captured the dream including gatekeeper, inner thoughts and dialogue. Always beginning a journey with optimism promises a more resilient heart than starting with doubt. In your poem is a gift of hope.

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    1. Susan,

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I tried to capture as much of the dream as possible as I wanted to honor the message of hope.

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  27. Thanks for the comment! I loved this poem, will read it again today :)

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    1. YW interesting site you have will be checking it out as well. Thanks for swinging back around for a read.

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  28. I'm glad you're walking with open eyes, hope, and are not afraid to burn the feet.
    Positive thoughts are always will bring you to new life...~ Nice to read.

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    1. thank you for your positive comments..

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