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Ruins Rise

bone like trees line streets of Hiroshima
sentinels, scratching the sky,
winter clipped memories ...

life from death arose
springing eternally up
rooting ever down
often bubbling forth from ruins
shadowing the beggar’s bride

who spits on the graves
but mad men dance and war on
bone tree remind us

*kimo, tanka, senryu

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:17:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:59:00 PM
    I like seeing ones that mention this great tragedy of history. WEll done, Debs, Congrats on your win. One of the better ones.

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Debbie this blended very well. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 9:11:00 AM
    My, I would have placed this one much higher! I learn so much from your poetry, Debbie - especially shorter, Japanese style poems. Your kimo gave me goosebumps. Congrats!

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Beautiful. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 6:15:00 AM
    congrats. really an excellent write

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Excellent written. Congratz on your win, Debz :)

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Brilliant. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Well said Debbie. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:56:00 PM
    and a gratitude that you found my poem to fit your "being" To Be" contest requirements.......wasn't sure if it were to subtle...or too vague.......but it was a hard one to write, in the sense it was based on, or from one of the darkest nights I have experienced, ever. .Accepting what was unacceptable.....can be and is the most difficult task. Thank you for this honor!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Wow......heavy......laden with so much shameful history, but so brilliantly shaped into these three outstanding poems, ...united into one amazing testament. Not sure which I would pick as my favorite.....all the above......!!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:48:00 AM
    You blended the three very nicely together, though my personal favorite was the Kimo in the beginning. "sentinels, scratching the sky" << love! :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 11:38:00 PM
    i love your poem and you. i will be following your poems

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 11:36:00 PM
    nice.sense like a moderate shouting at war. afterall poetry is a quest for peace and love.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:17:00 AM
    P.S. -- I nearly forgot. The middle stanza reads like a tanka. Was this done on purpose?

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 6/18/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    contest the forms are kimo tanka senryu
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:16:00 AM
    Well written, Debbie. The theme is similar to wot I might write about. Ironic, considering your recent blog about cliches, because you've taken some cliches(in a good way)and re-invented them as your own....which is all we can do, since everything truly has been written before. We can only now write it differently. Taking cliches and re-inventing them, is wot separates the cream from the milk(<-----cliche, lol!). Life is a cliche. It can be cliche to pretend not to use cliches ha ha!

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Beautiful! You are amazing at writing.

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Powerful words-the imagery GRAND!!! I feel this one!!!Congrats!!