Sunday, January 19, 2014

Life cycle


Evergreen conifer mighty cedar easily sheds the snow 
from its downward-drooping limbs
while the child, cute in a cap, neglects the stillness,
enjoys the white lumps on the hardy shoulders,
playing with kids snowballs, wearing Christmas trinkets.

Old cedar sighs, conjures the spirits of the forest sent 
the curious Jay,followed/carried by East wind;  who has  
loved the welcoming twigs, hasn’t flied/bent too far from 
the nest, broke up the cone before the tree…

The parent twined/curled the roots around the child’s, 
backed him up,watching through the maturity time, and 
the cycle continues…

by Brenda Warren


Shared with PU: Poetry Pantry

24 comments:

  1. through the maturity time, and
    the cycle continues…

    The beauty of growing up and the cycle of life goes together hand in hand. Truly expressed humbird!

    Hank

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  2. ah that is very charming....backing them up and curling roots around them to protect and then knowing when it's time to let go as well... yep...the cycle continues and it's perfect that way

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  3. smiles...the parenthood and rearing of trees...that is a pretty cool thought there in the last bit...the near holding of hands in the roots....and on it goes...

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  4. The cycle continues & so it does from parents to children ~ Happy Sunday ~

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  5. Beautiful! This is a lovely expression with strong images.

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  6. You have expressed well the way that the cycle always continues. Nice.

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  7. everything moves in cycles... you weaved them along with the season into this...

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  8. Like the circles on a tree..time continues and is passed on..good job we can pause and capture it for a moment

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  9. Trees are great bearer of the circle of life... on a sideline.. amazing that the sunday whirl words fitted so well with the theme.

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    1. Thank you for noticing , Bjorn. It is interesting process indeed. Every time - different. First I saw your prompt about trees, then having already this photo taken, I read the Sunday's Whirl dozen words and noticed the details on the picture. ..tada! - the poem

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  10. Roots within the earth taking hold of the other, interesting way to look at it indeed

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  11. I love the whole idea of the parent and child trees. Wonderful!!!

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  12. i can see that child tree in the photo with the snow on its shoulders!

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  13. Humanity has a poor understanding of their transient walk upon the earth, yet all they have to do is look around them to understand we are all little pieces in the puzzle of life. Beautiful piece of writing.

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  14. You fit those words beautifully into your poem and it fit in with the subject of trees too. I love the ideas of the roots twining around the child...protecting, nurturing...

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  15. Cute little tree..it's story yet to be told..interesting perspective, including the motherly sighs of the old cedar ;)

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  16. a great expression of what trees/nature can teach us.

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  17. You created a precise capture of that image...excellent piece of writing.

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  18. Ahh the cycle of life! Beautiful poem

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  19. When seasons change so does the landscape and child too will soon understand the stillness and eternal cycle of life.

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  20. cycle of life continues ..... beautifully expressed through mother and child image....
    love the cute baby tree...

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  21. Lovely poem. I can see the trees drooping limbs letting go of snow.

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  22. as all trees have rings, they show the cycle with every cut ~

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