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Metamorphosis


Stepping through the veil she spied an oak, 
its branches scratching heaven's glow 
and anchored to the earth its twisted roots 
clawed deeply through the soil below. 

Embracing now its weathered bark she found 
her scrawny body stretched from stern to stem, 
her very blood the sap which seethed within 
and energized the giant denizen. 

She was at once the tomboy and the tree, 
photosynthesis and flesh and bone 
to reach the spheres, the bowels of earth 
both bodies joined, the fusion done. 

She was one with insect and with bird, 
the wind and rain conjoined and made her wife 
to all of nature, sea and sky, 
to hail the consanguinity of life!

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:22:00 AM
    You always write in a way that is truly mezermerizing.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:27:00 AM
    oh my gosh, I wrote of THIS too!!!! Mine is not posted here.But it's a person who becomes a tree!! very nice, Kieth!! I think you often "think" as I do.

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Wow such imagery you have displayed withing this tremendous write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening Kieth! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 10:11:00 AM
    this is great Kieth xx