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'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.
4 years 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".