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 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.

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


Emily Dickinson Jr.
Emily Dickinson Jr.


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