Thursday, June 10, 2010

Union: the Nature

union: the nature
for dave

our roots run
trunk to trunk
we rise up
bark on bark
we grow
leave knots
love knots
knotholes and
arching separations

always winding back

to and fro
as branch in
branch we dance
and struggle
hang low then
stretch high
boughs yearning
reaching turning
tasting bits of
one (the very same)
bright azure sky

Jenny Matlock


Jill said...

And just as nature is all under the same blue sky, so are all of we. Our branches intertwine from time to time, too. :)

Nora Johnson said...

This really made me stop and think! Wonderful words & image.

Happy Alphabe-Thursday!


PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Heather said...

I suspect, or hope, you will not be making the music decision democratically. This is a really great poem and is enhanced by the music. It would be a shame if your trees had to run together, rise up, leave knots, dance, and struggle without accompaniment. However, more Neil Young would be good.

Respectfully Submitted,

Matthew D. Anderson

Michelle said...

gorgeous. This is one of my new favorite poems. Perhaps you could submit it to Segullah for this month's topic on challenges in marriage? and yes, the music does add to it.

The truth is, music on blogs is simply a matter of taste. I vote you leave it for the people who enjoy it because it's no work at all for someone like me (in a very noisy household!) to turn it off.

H said...

I like the idea of tasting bits of the same bright azure sky, as do we :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This post is so beautiful! What images it paints.

jen said...

One of your very best. So beautiful!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So worth getting in trouble with Christi to get on the internet.
Thanks for sharing his Sue

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Nature is my religion, my way to connect with poem

Amy said...

So sweet and poignant. As always, I am in love with your poems and anticipate the next.

Viki said...

This was great. A beautiful poem. Good job.

Jo said...

well that was just plain beautiful!!!

Lauren said...

that is beautiful! i think its a new favorite of mine, Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

Well, this one really made me cry again. I wish the tears didn't come so fast. It seems my emotions are close to the surface these days. Your words are so beautiful, so expressive. I'll bet Dave loved this one.

Karen Mortensen said...

I love that picture of the tree.

Joy For Your Journey said...

That is so sweet!! So beautifully written.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Your words paint vivid images....this is beautiful....

Mariliz said...

What a beautiful post!!

Heather Anderson said...

love this one

Terra said...

what a beautiful poem . That was truly lovely!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...beautiful full of imagery!

Blessings & Aloha!

Jenny said...

Sue. This was absolutely beautiful.

Do you paint? What a lovely gift with flowers and leaves painted around your perfect words.

Thank you for sharing this peaceful, lovely and charming link on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "U"!

It was unbelievably neat!


Teachinfourth said...

Did you take the photo, too?

Love it.

Sue said...

I did not take this particular picture. A friend did.


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