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The Twisted Tree

The Twisted Tree

A Poem by emipoemi

In safe and sound tranquility,

On solitary ground,

 Not well endowed in size or shape,

Nor with much verdure crowned.

 

Yet firmly anchored at the roots

With limbs towards the sky,

Thou ev’ry day wouldst gaily dance

Whene’er the wind wafts by.

 

No squirrel would make a home of thee,

No child would on thee climb,

Yet thou in all thy radiance

Hast stood the test of time.

 

Thy shade may not be vastly cast,

Thy trunk may twisted be,

Yet solemnly in shine or rain

Thou art good company.


-EDP


© 2018 emipoemi



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Don't judge a book by it's cover. Don't sneer at single malt scotch until you tried it. That's what I got in a round a bout way. This is a very nice Fourteener, 4 and 3. Good on you for sticking to the meter. It's a thankless job sometimes. CD

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

You're telling me. Been doing so for a long time, and only now getting some recognition. Thank you! .. read more
Wow. Beauty just bleeds out of every pour of yours huh? I think I'll put out a blanket in my imagination, hold this stanza and daydream...

"Yet firmly anchored at the roots
With limbs towards the sky,
Thou ev’ry day wouldst gaily dance
Whene’er the wind wafts by."

Amazing write!

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Go right ahead and daydream :) The best poems are conceived taking in the surroun.. read more
this is quite lovely. i love trees. reminded me of 'Trees' by joyce kilmer -

I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

a comforting write. good job. :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

You're not the first to make that connection - lol! Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.
You are crazy talented! Again, there are many TREE poems out there but you have a special way of looking at things and putting them in words that yours leave impression. You took my breath away! Gonna hug a tree now.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Bluest Blue

6 Months Ago

"I give myself to the spirit, and let it guide me. I've been writing for over a decade now and can v.. read more
emipoemi

6 Months Ago

You, my friend, have without knowing it already known the secret - already felt it – for the grand.. read more
Bluest Blue

6 Months Ago

AHHH! I think I must have. And along the way, I lost it--lost myself. Gonna find my voice and my mus.. read more
I rather like this poem. Oddly, but it reminds me of Joyce Kilmer's poem entitled Trees. You have the modern version. There is a tree outside my window here on the ranch that is like the tree you have written about. I like this read a lot! Yes, I read it from a literal perspective.

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Wow! Thanks for your comments! The actual tree is one I saw on some campgrounds a few years ago. It'.. read more
Belle Starr

6 Months Ago

Joyce Kilmer lived during WWI. He was killed by sniper fire. A forest in North Carolina is named a.. read more
emipoemi

6 Months Ago

I just read the poem, and I must say, I do know the poem, but I didn't know the poet by name. Yeah, .. read more
I like this one! I enjoy any personification or description of trees, (I don’t know, I like trees) but this one especially.
I got from it that some value was being put on the tree apart from the value that is usually given to trees. The fact that the tree stood the test of time made it good company, or it was good company because it stood the test of time(or they could be unrelated). Either way, there is something to get from looking at it from any perspective.
It also just made me feel. I haven’t quite deciphered how or what it made me feel, but it made me want to ponder the ideas and emotions that it evoked from my senses.
Definitely enjoyed this one!

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

The great thing about my poems is that I ensure they are open for interpretation. There is no right .. read more

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Added on January 20, 2018
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emipoemi

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