Oh, I like this one. The phrase "blustery boasts" is a winner, you and Pooh have something going on? I love the last stanza it's a pale sort of lament
I wish I could ascend again. I still need such a tree and friend.
Ahh but we never understood in youth how the Great Mother can caress us from the earth through the limbs of a tree. I love Weeping Willows, this is beautiful, Chrystine. I can tell it's straight from the heart. much love, Nan
you write very well. im going to watch your page now. hahah. i loved the flow...it was very smooth, unrocky. i can almost visualize your tree in my mind...your description was so good. the emotion was incredible, too. i loved how you compared the past and the present...thats my favorite type of writing.
You have compared a lovely tree to a lovely friendship - showing the stability of a friend over even family to always be there and be strong. You have done it in a vivid and most picturesque (sp?) manner. This poem soothes me...put me in a mood of remembering times when I was younger and concerned myself with people/friends who could provide for me what I needed - quality not quantity (the way you used the shade was perfect) My favorite part... "Fall came without grand display. She'd sigh and release her leaves" Such a simple scene but it was so vivid and peaceful within my mind... Excellent piece Lisa
I really love the idea of your poem and it is really a well-written poem. I think you feel so sad that you do not have the ability to climb again...lol... It is very strange to have a tree as a friend but it is the only needed friend nowadays because it can keep the secrets of one's self very well...lol... You shall be prode with yourself, you are young but you are very great. You know my lover is your age but I think she is going to be 16 with the coming of October. Well done my dear fellow writer. Yours, Khaled.