A Seasonal Tree

A Seasonal Tree

A Poem by Martina
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A tree standing.

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A green tree just stands there.

It's summer, but all it does is stand.

A breeze blows by and the leaves rustle; they quiver.

But then it just stands there, stands tall.

Summer rolls by and autumn appears.


A red tree just stands there.

Glossy leaves the colour of wine sway on a black frame.

A breeze blows by and its blood spills to the earth,

But then it just stands there, quite bare.

Autumn drifts by and winter arrives.


A leafless tree just stands there.

Opaque icicles hang from the branches like jewel fangs.

A breeze whistles by and glass fangs sink into the ground,

But then it just stands there, quite sad.

Winter dwindles by and spring flourishes again.


There is no tree standing.


© 2015 Martina



Author's Note

Martina
I wrote this because I was looking at a picture with a vivid red tree and I wanted to write something about it. This is what came. The original was short and not good to me so this is the newer version. Enjoy. Written on Thursday 17/6/10 at 9:02pm.



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Its summer - It's

leaves rustles and quivers - rustle and quiver

This is a good poem. :] You've done a good job of portraying the seasonal e/affects of a tree in natures cycle. :] And I love how you repeat that the tree just stands there - giving emphasis on the fact that the tree is just that, and that it has no control over what's happening to its branches and seeds. :]

I also like how you've left the ending open to interpretation. I was going to say that winter killed it off, unable to let it carry on - as winter in terms of poetry and such generally alludes to the end of something. :] So, maybe that's what's up. My other suggestion was that maybe it just burnt up - seeing as you're from Aussie and you're prone to bush fires. ;)

Naw, that was a neat poem to read :]

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This is really good! I love the way you describe it! :)

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I feel bad for the tree, I want to be it's friend! You have incredibly beautiful imagery!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


you draw a viviv seasonal cycle of tree~ leaving the ending to the reader to imagine why there is no more~ did it metamorphose in a silver shift in forest glade~ was it axed~did it uproot and move elsewhere~ =)~
much enjoyed~

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Tags: tree, autumn, winter, summer, spring, stands, leaves, blood, red, green, bare, snow, jewel, fangs, glass

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Martina
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