The Melancholy of An Old Tree

There's nothing special here, in this park
but an old oak tree:
the branches are shivering
being hugged by lines of autumn rain

Up above the sky, a blue moon
watches over it suspiciously--
catching our names
beautifully carved in the cold of its trunk.

*linked in Creative Writing Ink and Hyde Park Poetry


Anjum Wasim Dar | January 15, 2015 at 7:05 PM

thoughtful creative flow of ideas -mystic and eternal

Maggie Jean | January 15, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Oh, I love trees. This is lovely

Malia Butterfly Detroit Lawrence Page | January 15, 2015 at 11:11 PM

a tree in shadow makes us glitter with shivers and goose bumps.

lovely poem.

Carolina Sebastian Walker Inhofe Martinez | January 16, 2015 at 2:28 AM

when you choose your topic, you pick that old tree.
awesome story line.

Amelia Googles Sharon-Stein Wilson | January 16, 2015 at 2:55 AM

very classical story line.
well done.
love the tree imagery.

Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson | January 16, 2015 at 3:47 AM

skillful story telling.

Catie Mead Williams Handcock Robinson | January 17, 2015 at 12:28 AM

love it,
impressive plot.

Layne Gerald Wade Cutts Hansen | January 18, 2015 at 12:34 AM


marit | January 20, 2015 at 1:34 AM

beautiful! love the pairing with the image. seems special to me :)

Angenette Karen Gregory Olivara Beredjick | January 20, 2015 at 11:59 AM

love the tree itself, a animated story.

Stephan Peter Carl Victor Hudson | January 20, 2015 at 10:11 PM

a lovely treat.

Susan Rafael Otter Jolie Nixon | January 27, 2015 at 11:56 PM

love this.

Benji Barratt Clark Twohill Sullivan | January 30, 2015 at 12:16 AM


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Fatiha Kabena Storm Snyder Brothers | February 2, 2015 at 1:11 AM

awesome story and poem.

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