Tuesday, October 24, 2006

BARE TREES

I like trees that are bare. . .
Not because life seems to be gone
Nor because death seems to be lurking there . . .
Each limb protruding in the sun.

But in their nakedness their is beauty . . .
Each bend, each curve, each crook can be seen
Each little twig its own personality . . .
In every direction the branches lean.

There is nothing hidden by leaves. . .
The little birds' nests stand out forlorn
Deserted for the warmth of the eaves . . .
The humble abodes now open to the storm.

Yes, I like trees when I can see . . .
The secrets they can no longer hide
The scars of battle they could not flee. . .
And now winter winds they bravely bide!

48 comments:

  1. That's beautiful Margie. It reminds me of seeing such beauties.
    Goodlife.

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  2. Trees the ancient spirits always holding out their hands ... giving us shade in the summer ... housing the birds. Salute your tree and hug it! Thank you for sharing your poem about trees. :o)

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  3. i like bare trees, too. there's something almost mystical about them.
    wonderful, margie!

    a slovenian poet once wrote the following haiku i love (i'll give the translation as i remember it):

    falling leaves
    each day a better view
    from here to the sky

    silva mizerit

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  4. Me too! In their nakedness I feel their strength - the core, the frame that supports so much Life.

    Your beautiful words are like the sweet leaves that allude to, and lead us to that core.

    Thank you.

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  5. Now I can look at bare trees in a different light.love it Margie.You write a special poem for every day.you are so talented.

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  6. I get kinda depressed when I see the trees bare. But when they start icing up and shining brightly due to the sunlight--with prisms of rainbows---that's when I get happy again...until they start growing leaves in May.

    Beautiful poem!

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  7. robert
    Thank you!
    I am looking at all the beauties in my front yard...as I write this.
    They are full of majesty!
    One of them looks especially sad..
    it's so bare...but I see so much beauty in its bareness!

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  8. trinity star
    You are so welcome for the poem!

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  9. polona
    Thank you!
    Yes, I agree that there is almost
    something mystical about bare trees!
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful haiku....beautiful!

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  10. eileen
    Thank you for your most kind words!
    We are kindred spirits in our
    feelings about trees...
    and in their nakedness...we see their strength and beauty!

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  11. starry
    Thanks for your kind words!
    I am happy that you can now see the bare trees in a new light!

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  12. Your poetry is like a beautiful canvas painted with the most brilliant colors of the rainbow. I love the imagery and the heart that so freely and purely flows through you, Margie.

    Peace, joy and LOVE!

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  13. Hi Margie!
    You truly love Nature, because you are finding beauty everywhere.
    All the best!

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  14. ~deb
    Thank you!
    Yes, trees are so beautiful all iced up... and shining brightly
    through the sunlight...with prisms of rainbows
    So beautiful then!

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  15. serenity
    Thank you for your most kind words!
    You always touch my heart with your words!
    Your site is full of much beauty!

    Peace, joy and LOVE to you also!

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  17. krystyna
    Thank you!
    Yes, I do love nature...
    It has so much beauty in it...
    and I love to write about it
    I am at my happiest when... I am one with nature!

    Warmest wishes!

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  18. There is a beauty in the starkness of late Fall and Winter. You have captured it perfectly in your words!!

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  19. pat
    Yes, there is a special kind of beauty at that time of year!
    Thank you for your kind words!

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  20. very nice! There is something about it, but I still like spring and summer. :)

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  21. andrew
    Thank you!
    I also like spring and summer!

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  22. Kai
    You are most welcome!

    Hugs!

    Margie

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  23. yea, bare tree's and naked women rule:)

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  24. WOW Margie that is such clever writing. U have a great imagination and u put it into words quite neatly too. Beautiful!

    I like bare trees too and I dun mind a bare guy either LOL! ;-)

    heyy yeah I will be away for abt 12 days :*( IM GONNA MISS ALL OF! SOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBZ!!

    Keshi. :(

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  25. btw I updated my current music...:)

    Keshi.

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  26. awwwww Margie u locked ur keys inside???!! U poor thing. Hope u didn't have much trouble getting to work sweetie. HUGGGGGGGGGZ TC.

    Keshi.

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  27. You are an ardent nature lover, ain't you? I like it. Almost everyday, there is one post on your blog. Highly talented you are.....

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  28. Yes, I like trees when I can see . . .
    The secrets they can no longer hide


    wonderful lyrics that! :)

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  29. *But in their nakedness their is beauty . . .
    Each bend, each curve, each crook can be seen
    Each little twig its own personality . . .
    In every direction the branches lean*

    aww...beautiful verse...says so much!

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  30. yes, i like bare trees too.
    Another Beautiful piece, sweetie.

    Missed ya lots, thank God I'm back and I hope this time to stay.
    Hugggs!

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  31. gw mush
    You are such a nutty guy!

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  32. keshi
    Glad you liked my poem!
    Thank you!
    I'll sure miss you while you are
    gone... bunches n bunches!

    Yeah...locked myself out of my car.. all was fine about work!

    I'll check out your new music!

    Hugggggz!

    Margie

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  33. sreejith
    Thanks for the kind words!
    I am a nature lover!

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  34. karthik b.s
    So nice to have you visit my blog!
    Thanks for the kind comment!

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  35. ekta
    Thank you for the kind words!

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  36. christabelle
    oh...it made my day to see you here!
    So glad you are back!
    Missed ya lots too!
    Thanks for the kind words !

    Hugggggz!

    Margie

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  37. yes trees suffer in silence
    we humans dont feel a ting when we chop off their branches for some reason or other

    we dont chop of the limbs of animals coz we hear them cry in pain


    but the plants too feel pain
    may be more than animals
    who nos?

    wud u beat up a deaf mute?

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  38. hmm a different viewpoint. I like them nice and green. Thats probably because I am caught up in a desert now with no form of greenery around me.

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  39. saby
    Thanks for your words!
    Trees are beautiful!

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  40. schrodingers cat
    I like them green too..
    but also barren...

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  41. I somehow relate. I too like stark bare trees, limbs reaching out to GOD!

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  42. gautami
    **like limbs reaching out to GOD!**

    Loved those words!
    Thanxxx!

    Margie

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