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SONNET – SCARRED LAND

The trees were leafless, burnt, the branches charred, 
the ground covered by blackened forms; ashen.
The golden soil turned gray, the earth scarred,
nature’s conversion in fearsome fashion.
But then the world opened for a new life,
first the harshness of land, and of being,
to discover the richness, culture rife,
of life, a land of plenty worth seeing.
Landscape sculptured like a woman; to see,
with beauty and form for eyes to adore.
Breathtaking was the view, vast land and sea,
life’s gifts as female form‘s love to explore.

Scarred would be life before revival,
an inherent part of love’s survival.


T.J Grén

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/10/2018 1:39:00 PM
This poem is truly beautiful Teppo! : )
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Date: 7/10/2018 2:02:00 PM
Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Connie. T.J
Date: 6/28/2018 2:02:00 PM
Ahh the beauty of destruction necessary for new creation. Well done. :)
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Date: 6/29/2018 2:02:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and comment, Alycia. Yes, sometimes destruction is needed for new creation. T.J
Date: 3/15/2017 8:43:00 PM
Gosh Teppo I am truly in awe of your work. This is your forte , you are indeed a true poet. What a wonderful piece!! I particularly love your last two lines. Have you thought of putting out a book of Poems?
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Date: 3/15/2017 11:52:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, Maria. Most of the sonnets I've posted on Poetry Soup are based on my life. Before I began writing poetry I wrote my autobiography (unedited). Then I came up with the idea of writing my life story in the form of sonnets. It would be great to combine these into a book. Maybe one day. T.J
Date: 9/30/2016 5:52:00 PM
Melodic sonnet.
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Date: 9/8/2016 1:32:00 AM
Hi Teppo. Yes those fires!! I am crazy for the wildlife and they have such an epic struggle. First the drought then the fire Then we had the rabies which killed virtually all the jackal here. Last night they caught 3 rhino poachers again. Bastards kill the mother and leave her calf bleating around the carcass. Sorry i digress but your poem conjurs up these images. Nice work.
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Date: 9/6/2016 1:26:00 PM
I love your metaphors. Rebirth comes with fire. Well done TJ
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Date: 9/6/2016 11:00:00 AM
We have had some fearsome forest fires due to the extreme heat this year, but this has happened for millennia and the forests are revived by Mother Nature. Lovely strong write Teppo. #7. God Bless. D
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Date: 8/3/2016 2:41:00 PM
It is sad to see a burned forest but then it begins to spring to life again which is a good thing..I enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Tom-Pierre was a bobcat and domesticated(house cat) mixed..Sara
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Date: 8/3/2016 11:14:00 PM
Thank you very much, Sara. Always lovely to have you visit my poems. T.J
Date: 6/14/2016 7:31:00 AM
Where there is darkness there is life. Said the mushroom to the rose.
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Date: 6/14/2016 11:22:00 AM
Thank you, Kelli. T.J
Date: 3/25/2016 6:14:00 AM
Just like us, sometimes we must be scarred before we can grow.
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Date: 3/29/2016 9:21:00 AM
Yes, that is excactly so. Thank you very much for your visit, Shaunda. T.J
Date: 3/22/2016 1:46:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this...thank you
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Date: 3/22/2016 1:56:00 AM
Thank you very much, Victor. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. T.J
Date: 3/21/2016 11:48:00 AM
What an incredible sonnet! You should be one of the reasons a world sonnet day should exist. Beautiful! So beautiful
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Date: 3/22/2016 12:24:00 AM
Thank you very much for your wonderful words of encouragement, Funom. T.J
Date: 2/29/2016 3:54:00 PM
What amazing imagery and flow in this flawless, awesome sonnet! Congratulations on being selected as POTW! This excellent piece is so deserving of that designation - a 7 for sure! Warmest regards. Pandita
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Date: 2/29/2016 9:55:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging comments, Pandita. T.J
Date: 2/27/2016 12:05:00 AM
Great poem Teppo.... Congrats on POTW
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Date: 2/28/2016 11:58:00 PM
Thank you very much, Carlene. T.J
Date: 2/24/2016 4:08:00 AM
Incredible Italian sonnet, Teppo. Going straight to my favs. I see you love sonnets. I have only written a few. I think my best one is , 'A Winter Rose'. Perhaps you might like it. Elaine
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Date: 2/25/2016 12:14:00 AM
Thank you very much, Elaine. I appreciate your visit and encouragement. T.J
Date: 2/8/2016 2:01:00 PM
You certainly like your sonnets, Teppo, that is plain to see - And you are very adept at writing them! This one in particular I most liked - Very elegant! My very best regards! :) john
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Date: 2/9/2016 6:56:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging comments, John. T.J
Date: 2/7/2016 8:48:00 PM
Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing...
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Date: 2/8/2016 5:12:00 AM
Thank you very much, Larry. T.J
Date: 1/28/2016 6:35:00 PM
Wonderful sonnet depicting Nature's cycles. Forest fires are often the results of lightning strikes and return ashes to the ground to fertilize for the coming new growth. Adding the human aspect(a woman), was brilliant my friend. A7
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Date: 1/29/2016 5:08:00 AM
The inspiration for this sonnet is when I migrated to Australia when I was 12 years of age in 1968. On our arrival, travelling on a bus from the airport to a migrant hostel in Wollongong, we saw the aftermath of the 1968 bushfires. Everything was charred and black, but then coming closer to Wollongong a lovely scenery opened up. Thank you for your kind comments, Robert. They mean a lot to me. T.J
Date: 1/25/2016 12:36:00 PM
This is amazing and lovely. Thank you for the incredible share.
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Date: 1/27/2016 8:27:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Funom. Appreciated. T.J
Date: 1/25/2016 11:08:00 AM
A great piece of imagery, about destruction then renewal. Very well written!.
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Date: 1/27/2016 8:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, William. I appreciate your visit and comments. T.J
Date: 1/24/2016 6:45:00 PM
I love those last lines like epigram. The start the end then renewal of life and love. Exquisite gem.
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Date: 1/27/2016 8:25:00 AM
Thank you very much, Iris, for your kind and encouraging comments. T.J
Date: 1/23/2016 4:15:00 PM
That really has a lot of meanings, and it is expressed wonderfully.
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Date: 1/24/2016 12:30:00 PM
Thank you very much, Michelle, for your visit and kind comments. T.J
Date: 1/23/2016 8:33:00 AM
An excellent and thought provoking sonnet. Congrats on the POTW.
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Date: 1/23/2016 11:04:00 AM
Thank you very much, Joanna. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 1/21/2016 8:54:00 AM
Hi T.J. congratulations on this excellent Sonnet being chosen as Poem Of The Week. An excellent write my friend, a well deserved honour, POTW. Keep the words flowing, your pen runs pure gold....Vladislav. A seven and a fave.
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Date: 1/21/2016 8:56:00 AM
You are so very kind with seven's and fave's, Vladislav. Thank you very much for your kind words and encouraging comments. They are very much valued. T.J
Date: 1/20/2016 7:24:00 PM
a wonderful Sonnet Teppo, congratulations on poem of the week. Hugs. LINDA
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Date: 1/21/2016 8:19:00 AM
Thank you very much, Linda. I value your kind comments and congrats. Hugs. T.J
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