Dark Mossy Tree

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As a child, I played beneath this tree and it stays in my mind. It's a soothing memory.

Dark Mossy Tree

Dark Mossy Tree

 

Your dark, dank limbs grow wide

Remembering you in my mind

Your strong roots placed so deeply

Moss hanging oh so sweetly

Green peat growing neatly

 

Amidst damp bark beneath my feet

Branches raised reeling, arched dramatically toward the sky’s ceiling

 

Sweeping above me, telling stories of a century

Of times both glorious and grey

Breezes past skinned knees, broken in disarray

 

Buzzing bees

Lilacs, wildflowers that grew wildly in the breeze

Smiled nearby as promises broken and kept

 Reveal for a moment, never to intercept

 

A mystical bird chirped, campfires swirled

Crickets hummed, frogs croaked, squirrels whirled

Dark mossy tree remembers all, echoing children’s laughter

Emitting swampy dreams long after

 

For to look at you is therapy for the soul

Remembering all the stories left untold

 

-M. Jacobs

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WordSlinger commented on Dark Mossy Tree

12-23-2009

This is really cool, I 'm wondering if there is more trees like this around, trees are so cool, ty WS

danmartyjake1

12/27/2009

This little story is part real and partly my interpretation of it, as a dream, I envisioned what the tree felt like and what images it has seen.Thanks.

knight4696 commented on Dark Mossy Tree

12-20-2009

Great Job Marion! A beautifully written remembrance of childhood

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

Glad you enjoyed that one. I am trying to catch up on all of yours.

Paolo commented on Dark Mossy Tree

12-16-2009

What a glorious telling of a place that certainly has meant something to you. Any stanza could stand alone as packet of images and tell a story of it's own; that is how dense this work is with images. Because there is a story here and it is a interesting one you want to read this work again and again and maybe again.

danmartyjake1

12/20/2009

Thanks for reading and your comments

ginga commented on Dark Mossy Tree

12-16-2009

Jake, The poem is inspirational in its story of the dark mossy tree. It stands so high like an icon to be worshiped. The poem also reads similar to a fable or legend, that is why I rate it a 10 and also why it catches your soul and transcends the psyche if only for awhile. ginga

danmartyjake1

12/21/2009

Ginga, ty, I appreciate your perspective about Dark Mossy Tree. It's nice to know that it has that feel to it for the reader.

jademelissa74 commented on Dark Mossy Tree

12-16-2009

This is a soothing poem, filled with childhood memories and spiritual balance. I see why you enjoyed my "cedar tree" :)) Great write Marion!

danmartyjake1

12/21/2009

Jade, ty, I think it's wonderful that you found it soothing and spiritual.

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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