SLEEPING WITH TREES

SLEEPING WITH TREES

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

booms of autumn, string a tremble

stomps of thunder, march in rumble

trampling the gallows, timber to knee

tips the scales, burdens a leaf


the harvest crown a true pale wreath 

autumn demands, in shrilling sweeps

a colourful opus, unravelling seams

twisted, turning, drifts of leaves


a dancers gesture, stems the cascade 

the amble luft and swirl

unravelling weaves of derelict limbs

perish in a silhouette, waltz of Eden


branches to twigs, fractured extends

root to spiney bones of finger tips

feed the reaper, sow to seed

a squall to sea, flows the current verdant need


crooked remnants of tangled feet

brittle bones, digging deep

light crawls wretched and weak

insidious looms, in places beneath  


twilight, plows with shears to freeze

hollows the forest, in reticent agony

ravenous grounds swallow every plea 

pines the darkling, sleeping with trees 








Terry D’Arcy Ryan




























© 2021 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror


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I love this, the sheer focus on topic, the rhyme and wording, the vivid imagery, and the small stanzas almost as if it could be sung. this is brilliant.

Posted 4 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Months Ago

Edizen, what an outstanding review. I loved writing this it's part of my grief, a new stage. Still w.. read more
very deeply and intricately woven imagery. perfect timing as we are at peak foliage time. i love to go down to the park and sit amongst them as often as i can. trees are alive and so are your skillful words and thoughts. you seem to be taking us into an eerier, mysterious forest. kudos ... :)

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Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Pete, I love your review. I enjoyed writing this , however I felt I didn't have things quit right ,.. read more
This was written so wonderfully and intricately. Wonderful writing, and it's clear how much effort you put into this. Thank you for posting it.

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Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Colacat, I thank you for taking the time to read and leave a wonderful review.

Sheer .. read more
Wow, brilliantly written. Feels like the trees are speaking themselves. Amazing talent for writing thank you for the wonderful poem.

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Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Manasa, Thank you so much , for the review.

Sheer Terror
The poem is wonderful my friend.
"the amble luft and swirl
perish in a silhouette, waltz of Eden
unravelling weaves of derelict limbs"
I liked the complete poem and the above lines. Amazing. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Coyote , I am always happy to see one of your review , thank you

Sheer Terror
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I always enjoy your work and you are welcome my friend.

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TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

PHOENIX, AZ



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When I was a young girl I was your average Tomboy. I lived to watch Star Trek the only thing that could take me away from the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise was playing Baseball with the boys. .. more..

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