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Heart Wood

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Heart Wood

I lean against the broad expanse of your stalwart form
and know the deep serenity of one who's found a home.
No wondering, no wandering, roots hold me transformed
and as your leaves take flight, I know in Spring you'll bloom.

For now each aged leaf lets go, and on swift currents roam
aloft they frolic playfully as sprightly spirits soar  
before they rest and come back to earth blending with the loam.

I have been lost, not known my place, so now I stand still.. braced
wondering if such peace was worth this stand, these roots, this sky?
Would I have wished to never know the joy of far-off places 
for all the fear that came with growth, would I take roots, not I.

To wander is the greatest gift, to wonder is to try
I love the forest deep and dark but my home's here
within myself my heart, my mind, my spirit..well..it flies.


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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:11:00 AM

    Great use for the word loam Debbie - to explore is to excite - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 3:43:00 PM

    wow, DEEP, Debs. Excellent write! and thanks so much for my placement with my footle that I just saw!

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 9:14:00 AM

    Hallmark moment, within myself my heart, my mind , my spirit love these lines ... refreshing..

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 7:37:00 AM

    Very poetic work about fall ....Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 5:08:00 PM

    Hi Debs! :) yes, i have entered your two liner contest, put it in early on. I still need one more entry, I never thought it would take so long. and yours too! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 3:17:00 PM

    Nope! There is no message from you.

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 12:01:00 PM

    Hey, did you open the Soup Mail? Is it a little more clear, now? No? : )

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 8:43:00 AM

    Debbie - Your first stanza is remarkable, in particular the first two lines and bespeaks the title as you continue on. love it, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:05:00 AM

    this is a wonderful deep of love poem, love the imagery here, and i can relate so much to this poem..

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 10:53:00 PM

    Soup Mail!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 4:41:00 PM

    ‡ How Do I Say Convey Or Express This Beauty Found Whilein Stepping Nearer Inside Of Another ? Albeit I Do So Know That First There Must Be A Strong Admiration And Drawing Towards One To Feel Such This Depth, Dear Sweet Beautiful, Beautiful Debbie. I Guess It Would Be Likened Unto The Stirring Rushing Through Myself At This Moment. I Love Your Poetry You, And This Is A Treasure To Be Cherished, Beyound Compare. A Beautiful Fave And Yesss, It Is You. Sweet Kissess, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 4:41:00 PM

    very nice, Deb. Sometimes I think I have to watch out for my spirit, as it may fly too high. Probably because I'm bipolar. Ha! Anyway, you've done an excellent job with this one, and I love the theme. hugs, Catie :)