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Purposes of the Tree

In a forest, a tree sits by itself and is quite gnarly Bright light shines inside the grove, and on the tree with crooked branches The purpose of the tree is misplaced, but the power is true
Russell Sivey Entrant into Rick Parise's "Sijo" contest 12/27/2012

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Russell congrats on your win. A great Sijo. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Interesting winning work..Enjoyed reading today...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Wonderful and splendid piece,Russel..Great write...Congrats on your superb win in this contest...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:52:00 AM
    I am so glad to read again this very beautiful piece of yours my dear friend, Russell! Congratulations on your awesome win! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Russell...Congratulations in Rick's awesome "SIJO" contest. take care~PD

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on top 10 finish. I enjoyed your poem Russell.

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Way to go, Russell. BIG congrats!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:25:00 PM
    Russell, I like the form. after reading your sijo. I think I got the for a bit right. good luck in the contest. (i will give my sis the message ) ~Luv*SKAT

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Even those old gnarly trees have their own special place in the world, russell. nice sijo for the contest!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 5:35:00 PM
    Russell this is a fabulous Sijo. Trees are so interesting to write, photograph and draw. Each one has their own characteristic form. Turning and twisting limbs. Good luck in the contest. It sounds like a win. You may like to read "Tales Trees Tells" poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:20:00 PM
    merry xmas xoxo pd

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 10:57:00 AM
    A superbly beautiful Sijo poem you've penned my dear Russell! I extremely love it with it's philosophy. Such a great entry and I'm sure it'll win! All the best and good luck always! Advance happy New Year! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 10:03:00 AM
    an awesome and impressive Sijo for Rick .. much luck Russell luv .. had to stop by this sunny morn on my half hour regiment which is working well as your words invigorate me my friend ..

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:15:00 AM
    love you philosophy Russell, have a wonderful new year, and thanks for your wonderful poetry...

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:11:00 PM
    Fantastic work!!! congratulation for the contest Russell..enjoyed and loved it so much :) <3