Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No Bridges





No Bridges
©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson



Stand beside me.

Make me stretch

my branches high,

transcend the morning sky

with me; don't count 

my rings and ridges.


Crowd me a little,

just enough to

warm. Remind me

our love 

needs

no 

bridges.

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24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

gotta love it when your love needs no bridges....nice relation to the tree as well...dont count my rings...ha...yes lets not go there...juse be with me...smiles.

LeAnn said...

Just lovely and powerful thoughts in this poem. I loved the picture of the tree it was perfect for the words.
Blessings~

Björn said...

Love don't need bridges .. love are the bridges.. those rings.. like an old oak.

liv2write2day said...

I love this Sue...for me, trees are so full of metaphorical lessons, as your poem underlines.

Mary said...

Very, very nice. The best of love really needs no bridges. I enjoyed this very much.

Karen S. said...

You speak of such an enduring love, and it warms my soul.

grapeling said...

I enjoyed the compactness: full, each word counting ~ M

Gail said...

Beautiful

Grace said...

Thanks for the lovely reminder, smiles ~ Good to see you at D'verse ~ Happy Tuesday ~

Grandma Honey said...

How romantic!

yaya said...

Since Jack is so much taller than me I do have to stretch my branches! Thankfully, he knows better than to count the "rings" on me! Ha! As always, a lovely poem!

Katie said...

Very nice. We can learn a lot from trees. :-)

Pat Hatt said...

bridges are gone, just a con, love needs none as it is spun

Laraine Eddington said...

Lovely, Sue.

~T~ said...

Wonderful!

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful words.

T.A. Woods said...

The tree, steady, secure, strong...like a love rooted in the ground. Enjoyed this.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful poem, Sue! I also loved this song--one of my favorites sung by Judy Collins

rumoursofrhyme said...

Beautiful and gentle - the kind of love that will last

kaykuala said...

Need not be overly concerned with the nitty gritty! There're others, one being love that needs nurturing! Agreed. Great write Sue!

Hank

poetjanstie said...

Very meaningful love poem, Sue. I love trees and rocks, their solidity always capable of outliving us; giving us a sense of permanence.

Judy Collins' "Since You Ask" is a bonus. Lovely meaningful song.

Momza said...

Lovely thoughts and music to go with! Thanks Sue!

Leovi said...

Beautiful poem, I love that picture of beautiful fall colors!

karen said...

So beautiful, Sue! You write the most lovely verses. I wish you could see your Fruit of the Vine poem framed and hanging proudly in my parent's home. They treasure it.

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