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In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow.

Up above grey skies foretell
perturbed crows to seek shelter.
Down below, 
an isolated tree - naked and fatigued;
Listens in silence.
Her soul is wounded,
but you do not see her blood.

Defiant against dysfunctional adversity,
her roots are stronger than an anchor.
Diversifying in deep directions, 
kissing the mouth of the Earth. 
Her torso may seem tall and mighty,
but her appearance deceives.
Sins of mankind have exposed her sap,
as bark beetles crumble the surface.

Forceful winds and bullet rain blasts
against her weary teary face.
Her tame frame trembles, 
as naked broken branches are 
blown away by brutal gusts.

It is just another battle for life,
as birds leave her behind - suffocating. 
Raindrops stream down her body,
creating puddles of sadness,
soaking deep into her roots. 

In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow;
where a tree yearns for Spring.
To bloom prosperously 
and to bathe in sunshine -
so departed birds return.

Silent One
20 February 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/1/2019 8:09:00 AM
Love how effortlessly you describe the plight of the tree. Love your creativity and your wonderful use of words.
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Silent One
Date: 1/1/2019 8:10:00 AM
Thank you.. This is probably my best poem..
Date: 3/20/2018 10:09:00 AM
"Her soul is wounded, but you do not see her blood" Very interesting line. I like to pick out what stands out to me, whether or not it means to be accentuated or not. "Diversifying in deep directions, kissing the mouth of the Earth. " I like that too. What tree doesn't yearn for spring? Sad one, but I love it. Always, Laura
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Date: 3/15/2018 12:50:00 PM
Never have I read a sadness quite so beautiful. Strong, powerful. Brave.
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Date: 3/14/2018 11:43:00 AM
You did an excellent job of creating intense feelings with this poem.
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Date: 3/12/2018 9:39:00 AM
What you did here the pic i do all day long on my goolge plus page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-idP23bHCg&t=2232s ----------------- https://plus.google.com/u/0/+marcacrich great poem by the way , i dont read them i play it on my ginger app
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Date: 3/9/2018 6:58:00 PM
S1 this is grabs my heart. It is how I feel many days. Thank you for letting me read this.
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Silent One
Date: 3/10/2018 4:16:00 PM
Happy you could relate to it..
Date: 3/9/2018 6:56:00 PM
I absolutely am in love with this poem. I feel every word, every meter, every syllable. I also visit this place quite frequently. I feel less alone after feeling the feeling of your poetry. It flows right into me-MM
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Silent One
Date: 3/10/2018 4:16:00 PM
Thank you Mark... I think its a place everyone goes too...
Date: 3/8/2018 7:43:00 PM
This is really good, and I'm glad you mentioned it in a comment to me earlier today so I would think to look it up.
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Silent One
Date: 3/10/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thank you Amy..
Date: 3/8/2018 3:30:00 PM
Hello Silent!! An extraordinary free verse here for sure my good friend. The tone, tenor, and setting of this narrative --combined with the passion and feeling of your words -- make this touching and sad poem a quite enchanting read for sure. The music is the perfect added touch too!! Superb Work -- and A FAVE!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Silent One
Date: 3/10/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thank you Gary... Appreciate your feedback and visit
Date: 3/6/2018 7:43:00 AM
Wow, simply enchanting this is matched by the melancholy music that creates an enriched sensory experience. A+ and on my favs!! Bravo, warm regards, Laura.
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Silent One
Date: 3/6/2018 3:41:00 PM
Thank you Laura..
Date: 3/4/2018 8:18:00 PM
Lovely..so sad but hopeful at the end.
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Silent One
Date: 3/6/2018 3:41:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 3/3/2018 1:22:00 PM
I know this place-very well. You describe it so eloquently and vividly you took me there. You touched me with your poem. I know. I truly know. Excellent poem. Fantastic.
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Silent One
Date: 3/6/2018 3:46:00 PM
Thank you Mark, I believe we have all been her at some point in our lives..
Date: 3/1/2018 6:40:00 PM
Hello and so shall the birds return to the trees tochrip and be happy. have a nice evening my friend.
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Silent One
Date: 3/6/2018 3:58:00 PM
Thank you Darlent, birds always come back when the weather is nice..
Date: 2/27/2018 11:06:00 PM
Quite the view. A perspective to be admired. Like many of your creations . Thank You for your sharing your thoughts.
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Silent One
Date: 2/28/2018 2:14:00 PM
Thank you Michael..
Date: 2/27/2018 4:44:00 PM
Such a circle of life journey to love, SO. This poem moves deep into the root of the soul. Desire to survive whatever comes our way is the cosmic imperative to thrive and love abundantly. A positive ending that inspires. Wonderful prose. Love and joy always.
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Silent One
Date: 2/28/2018 2:14:00 PM
Thank you Freddie..
Date: 2/27/2018 2:34:00 PM
S1: Where I live this could well be about most of our trees. I trust each has your trees strength and endurance to return in the spring. Thanks for sharing this lovely work with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Silent One
Date: 2/27/2018 2:36:00 PM
Thank you my friend, please give those trees a hug...
Date: 2/27/2018 1:33:00 PM
Wonderful as usually proving much talent and feelings in a very personal touch of melancholy as only noble soul know.I like especially the last stanza of hope like in an old famous movie: The cranes flow...
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Silent One
Date: 2/27/2018 2:37:00 PM
Thank you, nice to see you after so long..
Date: 2/27/2018 12:58:00 PM
Wonderfully written!
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Silent One
Date: 3/5/2018 5:11:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 2/27/2018 12:45:00 PM
Didn't expect anything else dear friend! Only you know the true path to love and life... a gem! Cheers dear close friend!!! Happy jack
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Silent One
Date: 3/5/2018 5:11:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 2/27/2018 12:32:00 PM
A deeply moving piece.
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Date: 2/26/2018 3:10:00 PM
It is simply great !!!
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Date: 2/26/2018 3:06:00 PM
Perfectly sad,perfectly heart-wrenching my friend. As that tree represents so many invisible people that suffer and is not seen by the outside world.. Time heals but time also destroys my friend.. A true gem.. A fav.....
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Date: 2/26/2018 8:08:00 AM
beautiful free verse dear Silent One, you are so graceful and write with such ease and sincerity. :) -lulooo
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Date: 2/26/2018 12:21:00 AM
Wow. The music perfectly sets off your poem. The tree fighting adversity to try and make it to another spring. Abandoned by life but refusing to give up. So sad and, yet, beautiful. Your poetry always touches my heart, Silent One.
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Date: 2/25/2018 8:42:00 PM
A weary yet strong isolated tree yearning for springtime; I can kind of relate to this tree Silent One!~Che :)
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