Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Written on Birch Skin



 









I am a  tree with a story to tell
peel my soft layers,  one by one
divulging deep  groves of my soul

I am a spirited tree,  higher  visions
courageously growing new roots
life flows through my budding veins

I am a wild tree, riding river rapids
while ancient ones play sacred songs
my sap a healing balm to those in need

I am a tree harmonizing with nature
intertwined with forest dwellers
chanting praises  to mother earth

I am a tree with warmth in my heart
intentions written on my silken skin
offering gifts to the mighty four winds

I am a  tree who burns when damp
my spirit catches fire full of passion
sparks light the way to transformation

I am a tree with a story to tell

posted for dVerse writing tree poems


34 comments:

  1. A tree is many things when you think about it.
    Like the line about offering gifts to the wind.

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    1. Alex,

      A tree is indeed many things in stillness I listen for its whispers..

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  2. Very rightly said, every tree has so much to share, so many layers - a nice insight.

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    1. Thanks for the interesting prompt...

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  3. I like the refraining first line, a tree has many stories to tell ~ I specially like the sap as healing balm to those in need ~

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    1. Hi Grace, we can all use some healing..enjoy your evening..

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  4. you told quite the story already through your tree...i would sit and listen...especially about your connection and harmonizing with nature....

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    1. Thanks Brian, I always enjoy a story or two the white birch spoke to my spirit recently so I wanted to honor the tree today..

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  5. I enjoyed this immensely. I know that tree and am sometimes that tree myself. Thanks for coming by to visit.

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    1. Hi Gail,

      Thank you..I think we can all identify with trees that is part of their allure.

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  6. The tree is so much as it can provide shelter or light the way, or a weeping willow could ummm let one play lol and intentions written will hopefully come true, thrown in for only the tree to view

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    1. Trees do offer so much they can light the day or the way..

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  7. I love the story you told, especially that last stanza... transformation, yes.

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  8. Obviously a tree you know and love well. :)

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, a tree I have encountered in the journey of life.

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  9. they have their stories to tell, but our story is their story too - they have sheltered us, fed us, warmed us too.

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    1. Totally agree..thanks for visiting..

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  10. How true, the trees were here long before us and they have seen all.

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    1. True...they have been a witness to the changes through time.

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  11. I am a tree..just repeating these lines will change you I think.. what a great thing to wake up every morning and saying to yourself... maybe it would change us for the better.

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    1. I agree Bjorn being a tree gives one a sense of strength and I think
      that is a good thing.

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  12. a tree gives everything and takes in the poison we exhale...a giver's fate i guess....a wonderful write :)

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  13. I love the "deep groves of my soul", "sparks light the way to transformation" and, especially "I am a tree with a story to tell." A wonderful tree poem!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      How are you my friend? You know I do admire all sorts of trees..

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  14. I wish trees could tell us their story! Just thinking of what they would have to tell! Trees are wonderful and forests have always been a place for me to sort my thoughts, to listen to nature and to be happy again. Beautiful poem!

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    1. I agree I always find peace in the woods..

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  15. Truly it is marvelous how much trees are...and oh the stories they could tell!

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    1. I agree if only we would listen to their whispers..

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  16. so many stories to tell for sure... i like the different hues - the wildness.. the searching for harmony...

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    1. Hi Claudia, thanks for the visit..I wonder at all the stories the trees could tell.

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  17. I often look at a tree thinking, That fella was here when I wasn't (yet) and will be here when I'm dead and gone. It's a sobering thought, right?

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    1. That is a sobering thought a tree will out live us for sure..

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