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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really well written imagery was sublime the story was well put across and every thing flowed nicely i loved this piece well done

Posted 8 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

I like to put things in a way that it is easily seen in the mind of the reader. I'm glad for you th.. read more
Hi Emily, you have woven this piece together well with a mix of metaphor and rhythm.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

That is the style I typically aim for. I'm glad you liked it.
You have such a control and command over your writing....it produces magnificent poetry....

Posted 8 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

I'm really glad you liked it so much. It's the first time I've heard
I have control or comm.. read more
"On its bark reads,
“Ashley’s Ash-Tree. Here to stay."
I enjoyed the poem. Nice flow of thoughts and use of the language. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Years Ago


Leads one into deep imagination.
Very different & very interesting.

Posted 8 Years Ago


very intresting i like it

Posted 8 Years Ago


Wow, I really love this piece! You are really good with creating a vivid image in my head :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is amazing. Wonderful imagery. And I find it funny. My name is Ashley. Hehe. ^_^

Posted 8 Years Ago



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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: http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/poisinros.. more..

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