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Tree Of Magashi

I have walked for a mile 
in her footsteps.

She
offers a cooling balm
for the heat of my frustrations.
Leaning against that solidness gives pause,
to stop and drink in
the shade of her wisdom.

And I 
marvel at the juxtaposition
of her willowy to my thick;
her smooth to my rough;
my prickly attitude to her leafy logic.

How she 
lends a new perspective on
an idea ripening, dropping and withering;
a heart left in a mulch pile or
a dangerous flicker of doubt to be snuffed out.

Mirth crinkles in the corners of her eyes
as she too 
carries faded battle gashes
where love has loped off
a once extended branch.

Her grove collectively offers comfort
for fruit born of loins,
falling and nestling
within rolling distance.

No more soothing a sound can be heard,
than rootsy laughter of womenfolk
of trees of magashi.


Copyright © Sandra Sealy, 1999


*First published as Guest Poet @ Poet Whispers
http://poetwhispers.wordpress.com

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  1. Date: 5/14/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing:) It touched my heart

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:16:00 PM
    SANDRA , a nice warm welcome to the soup. My name is Linda, many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you to one of my latest contest... called ---> "Only for the New Poets of 2013--the first poem you posted on the soup..." he he he Yes it has a long title. But, I want to give the new poets on the soup the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like please consider my contest. I love the enjoyment of meeting and reading the new poems from all new poets. Thank you for your time~ Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 11:41:00 AM
    - You have written a good poem Sandra, which I like. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure to share your thoughts and words here with us. - Always nice with new "poets", exciting ..... - Good luck! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:06:00 PM
    This poem really has promise but I would consider making a few minor changes. Loved it!