The Wandering Tree

The Wandering Tree

A Poem by Emily Feret
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Not sure where the inspiration from this one came from, honestly, I think from Lord of The Rings? :)

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The tale has been told,
Thought up by great minds,
Long ago,
Of an old wandering tree.


His massive limbs
Swayed in the wind
And once every year,
He would stand perfectly still.
And shed all of his leaves.


And when he was bare
Others would stop,
And some would stare,
At the stoic,
Proud,
Naked,
Old wandering tree.


He stood there tall and proud.
Rooted himself deep.
Firm. into the ground.
Exposing himself for all to see.


He endured judging eyes,
And words that cut him deep,
But the old, naked, wandering tree
Just closed his tired eyes,
And breathed.


High he kept his head held
Every time his leaves fell
And silent he would be


And then
Every spring
His leaves would return
And wandering again he would be.

© 2013 Emily Feret


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You should be standing tall and proud like the wandering tree because the writing is solid like the tree itself.

"And then
Every spring
His leaves would return"

You ended on a beautiful note! Come to think of it, isn't all of nature like the tree? Nature is dynamic, ever-changing and moves in circles, yet it is beautiful in all of its forms. Thanks for sharing, this was a wonderful read! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

You are the sweetest Devesh! This is one of my favorites so I am so glad that someone else enjoys it.. read more
Devesh

7 Years Ago

Aww, that's very nice of you to say! I enjoyed it thoroughly! =)



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You should be standing tall and proud like the wandering tree because the writing is solid like the tree itself.

"And then
Every spring
His leaves would return"

You ended on a beautiful note! Come to think of it, isn't all of nature like the tree? Nature is dynamic, ever-changing and moves in circles, yet it is beautiful in all of its forms. Thanks for sharing, this was a wonderful read! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

You are the sweetest Devesh! This is one of my favorites so I am so glad that someone else enjoys it.. read more
Devesh

7 Years Ago

Aww, that's very nice of you to say! I enjoyed it thoroughly! =)
This kind of made me think of how when people are at their most insecure they will tend to go to where they are most comfortable or at least stop trying to be quite as outgoing as before, kind of like your tree when it sheds all its leaves.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Wow, I love your insight and hearing what this poem expressed to you! Thank you so much
This brought the "Old Trees" of Tolkien back to mind...

Once upon a time even the world dreamed ...as the trees swayed to the evenng's breeze and the music of the stars.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

yes! It was inspired by those very trees :)
The wandering tree is a really good metaphor for portraying the vicissitudes in a person's life. The shedding of leaves and growing of foliage come spring are transparent references to changes in fortune. I like the way you have portrayed the trees endurance through its suffering. I liked the line "words that cut him deep". You have transferred to "words", the job that axes are extremely adept at performing. Overall, you've kept it neat and simple. So a good read it is!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Wow, so interesting to see what this poems meant to you, what fun! And thank you so so much for your.. read more
Great expressive work using a unique metaphor..Enjoyed reading this one today..Your presence at my work was uplifting..I am glad that I chose this one to read for it showed me a different way to express an idea..Sara Kendrick

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Wow, what a compliment, thank you so much for your kind words
This is great! I just love phrase "Old wandering tree" , beautiful piece of writing keep up the good work :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much SaraV
This was so great! I love the way you captured tree and painted the imagery! Wonderful write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

That is so sweet! Thank you so much!
a tree with eyes and senses of his own, what a wonderful concept, I enjoyed

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

:)
That's an amazin' one write, i liked it. I appreciate your thoughts.
well writtten

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
The world would be awful without trees...lovely calming poem - I want to go tree hug now :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Feret

7 Years Ago

Right? Inspired by LOTR and the Lorax..lol!

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