Ashley and Ash-Tree

Ashley and Ash-Tree

A Poem by Emily Dickinson Jr.

The snow falls on silence

Ash-field expanses of grey


Bla-Blop, Bla-Blop


They scatter and they mix

Making a colorful

Pallet of death


Skeletal tongues

Are where they settle


And absence of laughter

Echoes loudly


Images of once proud fathers

Images of happy plump mothers

Scatter to nothing, buried under ash

And further buried under snow


Life comes after tragedy

And Green meets the world


A New Rebirth!


Peaking from snow and grass

Is a sliver of a small pink dress


Perhaps, her name was Sarah?

Or Lauren? Or Ashley?

I know not this unnamed sorrow


From it comes an Ash-Tree

A slender tree of life


Perhaps, symbolizing strife gone past

A happy tree in the place of absent laugh


It bends, it sways, and People come again

It sits dewy in the sun


On its bark reads,

“Ashley’s Ash-Tree. Here to stay."


On this tree sits a sleeping girl

In a pink dress

Held by a woman of coloring, gray


So they sit, upon Dear Ash-Tree

Forever and a day





© 2013 Emily Dickinson Jr.

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Refreshing and earthy. A sheer joy to behold. As I have spent many an afternoon whittling away time, with my back against a tree, this evokes a strong sense of groundenss through my inner eye. Many thanx.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

Wow, thank you so much. People typically have very different opinions on the emotion this poem evok.. read more

7 Years Ago

Yeah, I hear ya. Mind revolves around my spiritual journey. I tend to interpret pieces of writing in.. read more
ah so cute...welll penned

Posted 7 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

thank you :-) It was actually inspired by my friends ashley and cassie
Very lovely poem :) as always.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

lol thanx again as always I love hearing from you
Lovely imagery. Great job! keep writing :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Good writing although font isn't that much good. Keep going.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Nicely done, I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

Glad ya did cuz I enjoyed writing it
interesting, leaves a curiosity about me, oh how you have made my mind roam, thank you for this, i have been in a stump lately and this has freed me from it, i am dying to know the origin of this piece, its lovely

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

I'm glad you think so lol it's getting a lot more attention than I suspected it ever could

8 Years Ago

The best of a writers work isn't often expected for greatness
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

aw well aint you the sweetest :-D same goes for you to ya know
An interesting amalgamation of words and thoughts! I liked how you have framed it! Kudos to you my dear fellow poet. :)
do visit my works, would love to hear it from you. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

Im glad you liked it :-) I'll try to stop on by some time
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

If you have anything particular u'd like me to see message me cuz my rr's are overflowing so I have .. read more

8 Years Ago

Sure,i shall do that. Thanks.

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Added on February 28, 2013
Last Updated on May 19, 2013


Emily Dickinson Jr.
Emily Dickinson Jr.


Im just a highschool girl. Writing is my hobby and I think Im fairly good at it but I leave you to be the judge of that. :-) my best short stories are: more..


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