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Headstall's Reflections - 17. Chapter 17- Prompt 5- Rhyming Couplets- Love Amongst the Trees

On a recent bike ride, I saw a beautiful sight, at exactly the right time. Two different type of trees were twisted around one another... both mature, and both healthy. It gave me pause. I guess we could call this poem a little silly, but, for me, there is a message here... just like there was for me on the day I finally took notice.

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

Chapter 17- Prompt 5- Love Amongst the Trees

 

 

For years I have pedaled blindly past

Up a hill I always traverse fast

Never glimpsing the affair amongst the brush

Until a flattened tire meant I couldn’t rush

 

I see you now along the fence line

As my feet trudge up the shady incline

I have to stop and watch you sway

I feel meant to spy you on this day

 

Majestic you are, as you’ve reached your height

But what speaks to me is who holds you tight

Grey trunk around brown it shares your space

Entwined together in mutual embrace

 

Are you aware of who holds you tight

Does he give you solace in the night

Do you part your branches to give him sun

Or is this some battle that must be won

 

Did you encourage this coupled life

Or did he encroach to cause you strife

As strapping saplings did a battle rage

Or was it love that set the stage

 

I prefer to think you are lovers blessed

And only together are you at your best

Two shades of green now inter-meshed

In rooted commitment you choose to nest

 

As his leaves brush yours, do you feel a caress

If he weren’t there would you be something less

Is together just a matter of circumstance

Or is something else behind your dance

 

I’d like to believe love has no confines

And this is why, around you he winds

There’s no earthly reason to get in the way

Of any love standing proud in the light of day

Thanks for reading.

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I'm glad today you had to stop
To glimpse these two in their private space
Perhaps your muse made tires pop
to allow you to view their embrace.

 

***Sorry.. very short notice poem... but I really enjoyed yours Gary, I think it was inspired and wonderful!
tim

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I find all of your poems beautiful, but this one really touched me. I can see these trees in my mind's eye... holding each other up, reaching for the sun together. Their existence forever intertwined. I would like to think that people can be like those trees and two separate lives can wind around each other and make the whole unique and strong. Thank you for this, Gary :hug:

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It was fantastic Gary. I have seen and felt through my minds eye, when I had read your poem. I am glad you stopped there today and observed the pure example of true Love. Or otherwise we haven't get the chance to enjoy this beautiful poem. :D

 

I can read it many times until I was drifted off to sleep. I really is a great poem. Love it Gary. :D

 

~Emi.

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To see
unexpectedly
what before was hidden
two entwined kindred spirits
sharing strength against the
coming storm each held in
the other's close
embrace.

 

Okay, not quite as good as I had hoped but ... Thanks for sharing your words. They made my heart sing.

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This wasn't a silly poem at all, my dear friend. You want to know what's truly strange? I've seen two trees like that in one of the metro parks here, and it never occurred to me to think of them in this special way. I guess some of us have poetic souls, and the rest of us just appreciate the scenery whithout encompassing what it might represent.
I was thinking of the trees I saw when I read this, and I had a warm glow in my heart and a smile on my lips. You can lift our spirits so high with only a few words...I envy you that skill, and wish more people had it. The world would be a far better place.
Hugs and kisses, G-Man.

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Aw ...not silly at all, Gary!

 

That they thrive, bespeaks their love for each other
That you so eloquently enshrined them, bespeaks your talent

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Not silly and my vote is for love. :)
What you've written about is one of the reasons I love walking outdoors so much. Seeing new and interesting things is a real pleasure for me. Thinking back, I have seen something similar to what you describe but the trunks were the same. I think I'm going to look for that tree(s) today and give it a better look to see what's going on with it (or them) :)
As always, nicely done Gary.

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On 06/05/2016 03:44 AM, Mikiesboy said:

I'm glad today you had to stop

To glimpse these two in their private space

Perhaps your muse made tires pop

to allow you to view their embrace.

 

***Sorry.. very short notice poem... but I really enjoyed yours Gary, I think it was inspired and wonderful!

tim

Thank you, tim... it's lovely... and thanks for the nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed it... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 03:47 AM, LitLover said:

I find all of your poems beautiful, but this one really touched me. I can see these trees in my mind's eye... holding each other up, reaching for the sun together. Their existence forever intertwined. I would like to think that people can be like those trees and two separate lives can wind around each other and make the whole unique and strong. Thank you for this, Gary :hug:

Thanks, Lit. I saw this too, when I watched them on a windy day.Thanks for the lovely review... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 04:35 AM, Emi GS said:

It was fantastic Gary. I have seen and felt through my minds eye, when I had read your poem. I am glad you stopped there today and observed the pure example of true Love. Or otherwise we haven't get the chance to enjoy this beautiful poem. :D

 

I can read it many times until I was drifted off to sleep. I really is a great poem. Love it Gary. :D

 

~Emi.

Thanks, Emi... so glad you liked it. I guess it was a lesson in stopping to smell the roses. Nature is full of wonderful things... thanks for reviewing, buddy... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 05:22 AM, dughlas said:

To see

unexpectedly

what before was hidden

two entwined kindred spirits

sharing strength against the

coming storm each held in

the other's close

embrace.

 

Okay, not quite as good as I had hoped but ... Thanks for sharing your words. They made my heart sing.

Aw, this was so nice to read... you painted the picture I saw... and to make your heart sing is wonderful... thank you, dugh... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 05:58 AM, ColumbusGuy said:

This wasn't a silly poem at all, my dear friend. You want to know what's truly strange? I've seen two trees like that in one of the metro parks here, and it never occurred to me to think of them in this special way. I guess some of us have poetic souls, and the rest of us just appreciate the scenery whithout encompassing what it might represent.

I was thinking of the trees I saw when I read this, and I had a warm glow in my heart and a smile on my lips. You can lift our spirits so high with only a few words...I envy you that skill, and wish more people had it. The world would be a far better place.

Hugs and kisses, G-Man.

I love that you've seen the same thing, CG. And what wonderful things you say. You've made my day, and it is far from the first time. Thank you, buddy, for your constant support of my writing, and for being a good friend... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 07:56 AM, Kitt said:

Thanks, Sis! Seeing the picture of the gray mare always puts a smile on my face. Thank you for the heart... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/05/2016 01:59 PM, skinnydragon said:

Aw ...not silly at all, Gary!

 

That they thrive, bespeaks their love for each other

That you so eloquently enshrined them, bespeaks your talent

Thanks, skinny! If one had looked weak, it wouldn't have given me the same thoughts, but to see them both so robust let me envision what they might have. It translated to love and people for me... I think we all want that 'us' against the world feeling. Thanks for another one of your truly special reviews... cheers... Gary...

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On 06/06/2016 01:15 AM, Reader1810 said:

Not silly and my vote is for love. :)

What you've written about is one of the reasons I love walking outdoors so much. Seeing new and interesting things is a real pleasure for me. Thinking back, I have seen something similar to what you describe but the trunks were the same. I think I'm going to look for that tree(s) today and give it a better look to see what's going on with it (or them) :)

As always, nicely done Gary.

Thanks, Reader. Me too. I watch trees and bushes grow and flower, and later prepare in their own ways for the coming fall and winter. I feel in touch with what's around me. Yet, I learned, sometimes I need to slow down... and not just for turtles :) . Thanks for the support... cheers... Gary...

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Gary this was just so beautiful. I can't even explain how moved I am by this so I won't try.. I loved it. Great job..

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On 06/06/2016 12:18 PM, Defiance19 said:

Gary this was just so beautiful. I can't even explain how moved I am by this so I won't try.. I loved it. Great job..

Thanks, Def! Your words are so kind, and more than enough... no explanation necessary, my friend... cheers... Gary...

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I think this might be one of your best. It's very visual, but 'deeply rooted' in the emotions of sight and wondering about their conjoined relationship. It's beautiful.

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On 06/07/2016 05:45 AM, AC Benus said:

I think this might be one of your best. It's very visual, but 'deeply rooted' in the emotions of sight and wondering about their conjoined relationship. It's beautiful.

Thanks, AC. I'm glad you found it beautiful. I don't know if it's one of my best(thank you) but it made me feel good... cheers... Gary....

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On 07/06/2016 10:47 PM, Arazon said:

I’m glad you shared this because it took me to a pleasant moment. Sometimes I like to step away from the rat-race and view the simplistic beauty around us. I’m no expert on poetry/reviews so I’m just going to tell u what I feel...awesome imagery with the trees, and the questioning ways it could be perceived. In all honesty, I thought such descriptions in so little words were superb. ‘But what speaks to me is who holds you tight’ - I loved this and how the lines turn towards ‘lovers blessed’. That’s how I’d like to view it too, and I feel the final verse topped it off perfectly. Thanks Gary.

Thanks, Arazon. I'm no expert on poetry either. I just express what touches me or makes me feel something. I love this review and what you single out. I still see them as 'lovers blessed' and nature at its intriguing best. Glad you liked the final verse... in the end, no love should be judged... thank you so much for this... cheers... Gary...

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