Helter-skelter bark o’er limbs entwined
Twisting up, around and down to ground.
Memories of life and death enshrined
In branches, trunk, roots; barely a sound.
Majestic earthbound spirit of tree
Do me the honour, share thy stories.
I make this humble request of thee,
Let me now learn from past glories.
Hold me in thy rugged embrace here
To share wisdom and be enlightened.
Can we commune on life, death and fear,
Nature’s cycles and of peace strengthened?
Of man’s selfishness now and of old;
Magic talismans of power sought;
In keeping Earth’s balance be told,
The twists and turns of battles fought?
In struggles between darkness and light
Is there a part for me in this plight?
How can I help to make it alright?
What’s required to ensure future bright?
(c) Robert Jones 2014 All Rights Reserved
9 thoughts on “Plea for advice”
Beautiful image Robert. What an incredible tree and the poem you have woven around it, like the very twists in the trunk itself, is such a moving expression of our deep relationship to nature. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words Don, I have been struggling to finish this poem for a couple of months.
I can only echo the comment above…gorgeous tree, and your poem does it justice friend 🙂
Thank you, I am my harshest critic, it means a lot to me have an objective point of view 🙂
Beautiful words to accompany a great nature photo. This poem resonated with me. Thank you!
Thank you for letting me know 🙂
Wow … what a beautifully existential exploration, and it magically entwined with the true. I do not, of course, have answers for such deep quandaries … I fret for hours over which of my two dry cleaners to use … but I love it. Excellent, Robert !
Thank you I’m pleased your thoughts were provoked 🙂
And they were !