Sunday, September 01, 2013

atop that tree, I sway to the wind

artwork by Jeanie Tomanek 
let me sway on top for some more time
I feel the freedom of our feathery friends
look at the bird so close to me
I think it wants to chat
in that wet heat
I feel the inky wind on my hair
in the leafless branches I see tiny shoots
it sparks new hope that life will never be lost in the mist
nature has well oiled itself to last forever
I will gather scarlet flowers to make another anklet
that elephant will break my fall from dropping into a hole

"in the grey of our lives,
we will always find red and maybe some yellow too.
I want it all in each and every hue"

23 comments:

Other Mary said...

Lovely images.

Nataša Dolenc said...

something like wanting to fly. i loved the images you create.

Laurie Kolp said...

Gorgeous!

Linda Jacobs said...

Such a love of life in this poem with all the colors! Beautiful!

humbird said...

very colorful, poetical...great take on both promts

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A fine interpretation of the image.

kelvin s.m. said...

...very lovely and your poem provides a familiar scene that really touches deep inside... beautiful & those written in italics are just captivating... loved this... smiles...

Berowne said...

Delightfully engaging...

oldegg said...

What a delightful poem about the beauty of nature.

Cad said...

nature has well oiled itself to last forever

Or so we hope...

Ekta khetan said...

Beautiful.. lyrical!

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Karen S. said...

I like how you spun this, I saw the many hues of life as well!

Helen said...

... the anklet, the elephant you saw ~~ A beautiful write.

Justin Huskey said...

Wonderfully nonsensical. I love the imagery and the carefree playfulness. Thank you for sharing.

Tess Kincaid said...

Absolutely beautiful...

R.K. Garon said...

Sweet.
ZQ

Sara McNulty said...

Beautifully written.

Jinksy said...

Here's to a colourful life...

daphnepurpus said...

Wonderful images!

Myrna R. said...

It takes faith to drop on an elephant. But we must.
This is a beautiful poem full of hope and wisdom. I really enjoyed it.

lifentruthz said...

I really really like this! Very serene

Wayne Pitchko said...

beautiful indeed......thanks again for sharing

Kate Mia said...

There are many Hawks where I live..my favorite thing to do is fly with them in a Golden Spiral..the FREEDOM IS...