Friday, September 16, 2011

stapled maples...

Photo Credit: Reymundo


I haven't shed leaves yet
although it is that time
I look at my branched feet
look again up the sky
I, my brothers live in harmony
our branches embrace each other
some kid nailed ceramic sun
we are lucky to have him so near

"watch out, our branches might fall on your glass house"

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yikes on that last line....i am glad they appreciate the boy even though he nailed them...

MorningAJ said...

That's great. But I wonder if they're plotting to fall on my house? I don't have a glass house but I DO have trees overhanging my roof. Scary........

Margaret said...

The trees liked the hokey glass sun? Glad they are so forgiving...

Daydreamertoo said...

Very nice write. As trees and other plants are alive, I wonder if they too feel pain. Sad to think they do, isn't it?
Great 55

izzy said...

Lots of things trees can break-I do prefer they remain standing-however they can also provide heat, shade,
beauty- Thanks!

Alice Audrey said...

I get the feeling they don't really appreciate that boy.

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Very well written poem. I enjoyed reading.

Here i my entry:
http://jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/09/sea.html

G-Man said...

You know what I say...?
TIMBERRRRRR!!!!!!!
Loved your 55 Gautami.
Clever and Perfect!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

RNSANE said...

I often wonder if trees communicate with each other about the insanity of humans!!

Monkey Man said...

That was lovely, but the last line was rather ominous.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love the personification of the trees... lovely picture as well.

haiku love songs said...

i enjoyed this very much! a wonderful write for the photograph. ♥ dani

Heaven said...

like the voice of the tree... watching out for that tree then ~

nice one ~

barbara said...

"people who love in glass houses should be careful with hammers"
Nicely ambiguous. lucky to have the sun near, or that kid

Old Ollie said...

excellent - I really enjoyed this one. Keep this style going.

Morning said...

fabulous...

:)

Mary said...

lovely image, poem, and lesson!

Lolamouse said...

I loved the title of this! Nature always gets us in the end, doesn't it?

The Bug said...

I liked this a lot - and I think the ceramic sun is lovely.

Ed Pilolla said...

i know it will be painful, but please drop them on my glass house. i'll thank you up the line.
loved it.

ds said...

Interesting twist at the end. They are most forgiving trees. Love the personification.