Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Lessons to be Learned

Inspired by Three Word Wednesday this week's prompt words are educate, object, silence.

Lessons to be Learned

The tree and its arthritic branches
clawed at the thick white sky
hoping to educate the
young and foolish,
teach them of winter
and her hard fingers.

And they who were dreaming
of snows soft blankets
to swaddle them
and make them beautiful,
had not yet heard the silence.

Towering evergreens protecting
the feathered flying ones,
they knew the secrets.

And those who had been blessed
to bear the blood red berries,
must learn to never object
to the pecking of the
sharp yellow beak
of the blackbird,
as he swallows
their fruits
whole.


Inspired by Three Word Wednesday this week's prompt words are educate, object, silence.

12 comments:

lalita choudhary said...

Lovely and serene!!

jaerose said...

These are the words of a person who really feels what they see in the world around them..just beautiful..it was like being taken back to the 'faraway tree' again..and just beautiful turns of phrase..a real balance of harsh ice and feathery snow..Jae

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written as always ... just brilliant!!

Kim Nelson said...

Ahhh... as an elder tree, I can attest that his piece bears fruits of truth.

Linda Jacobs said...

I like the shape of the last stanza! Well done!

Lilibeth said...

It made me shiver...and I'm inside the warm house. Well done.

Ramesh Sood said...

A different and unique style.. good.

Sumit Sarkar said...

A very beautiful creation..with a great start...

"The tree and its arthritic branches
clawed at the thick white sky
hoping to educate the
young and foolish"

Lovely :)

Maya said...

sigh.... susannah!
as always so beautiful...
your connection to the deep is very seductive i must say...

Jenny said...

Wow. This was powerful and perfect.

Jingle Poetry said...

the imagery is timeless.

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