Wood/wick

by Narph   Nov 10, 2015


I was a tree in a field
all brown roots and tended leaves
all warm dirt and gentle wind
i was a tree in a light green field
and the birds landed in my branches
and the sun shivered on my skin
i had the structure of science and thought
in the fearless folds of my bark, in my twigs,
in the divots and mudcaps and
saplings and worms.
i was an image, a beacon, a cross

i was a tree in a field

and then you

and then you

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  • 1 year ago

    by silvershoes

    I love you.

    • 1 year ago

      by Narph

      I love you back.

  • 1 year ago

    by Britt

    I'm really sad that I hadn't read this poem sooner.. I'm always such a fan of your work and feel so inspired when I read your words.

    "i had the structure of science and thought"

    this... this is beautiful. Also love the lowercase i's, as though you're not truly the subject - which is later confirmed. Beautiful imagery and all that poetic stuff, of course, but the emotions of a poem, that's what draws me in, and this is oozing with it.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This really is a very well written piece of poetry and I love the way you have finished it with the repetition of "and then you".

    Great write. All the best,
    Ben

  • 2 years ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Love pulls us all out of that fierce independent stance.
    Love the subtlety, much better than spelling out the ending. Or perhaps, the beginning of something else.

  • 2 years ago

    by zabetha

    Awesome illugy... wait... what's that word, not metaphor but euphanism??? i can't remember, either way, great poem.