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Wise Tree CM

Beneath clay, roots widen their space
Nourishing  hallowed tree 
Which spreads into arms and fingers
Of  leafage and bounty--
It listens as folks tell secrets
Its wisdom, a comfort
From nature’s delicate instinct
Shading man from harsh life.

Contest: Choose An Octavio Paz Line
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Aug 24, 2019
L2. “There, within, inside my head, the tree speaks” 

Copyright © Manny Paras | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 8/31/2019 10:45:00 PM

    Manny, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
  1. Date: 8/30/2019 5:19:00 PM

    this is very nice, Manny. I enjoyed how you did your poem on the speaking of the tree. Congratulations.
  1. Date: 8/30/2019 1:08:00 AM

    sublime is the word, manny; a guardian of a tree keeping people's secrets, comforting them, and 'Shading man from harsh life...' keep on writing as i thank you for this gift with my huge congrats for making it in my contest... huggs