Reaching Upward

Reaching Upward

A Poem by WhiteWillow

A slimsy sapling sits
In the darkness
Among the elders who are
Strong, yet ectomorphic
In winter's bareness.

Enthusiastic dreams
Consume her;
Reaching upward
Against the pallid light
In hopes of becoming
Relevant.

© 2015 WhiteWillow



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The words are strong and I like the meaning in them.
"Reaching upward
Against the pallid light
In hopes of becoming
Relevant."
Thank your for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote


Posted 2 Years Ago


WhiteWillow

2 Years Ago

Thank you for stopping by Coyote, always a pleasure hearing from you.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome. I enjoy your poetry and thoughts.
Fantastic write! To not just to be relevant by to surpass relevancy,
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


WhiteWillow

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your review...every word of praise is valued.
I love the elegant simplicity of this one... the scene my mind sets for me is a moonlit night (much like tonight) with the pale mistress spotlighting our little sprout while Seussian elder trees look down expectantly as she strives to lift herself up to match their height. Anthropomorphic interpretations are probably more likely than a simple sapling in the woods, but the images are wonderful as you've put them in my head! A lovely bit of writing, Willow!

Posted 2 Years Ago


WhiteWillow

2 Years Ago

Thank you JKB. As you can see I like to keep things short and tight (with the occasional sonnet), to.. read more
the allegory is amazing here...could just be about a sapling, but most likely a human being growing up hoping he or she will prove relevant during his or her lifetime...
and winter's bareness is so relevant right now...it is just that here.

Posted 2 Years Ago


WhiteWillow

2 Years Ago

Winter is a brutal beast here in NY! I enjoy the change of seasons, but I've had enough. Bring on th.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

i remember them...grew up in the Bronx---and then had the windy winters of Chicago for ten years...<.. read more
her ultimate goal is not just relevance, she will eclipse the rest of them. She will shine.

Posted 2 Years Ago


WhiteWillow

2 Years Ago

Good to see you again, Emily. Thank you for your words.

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