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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Poem: Willow twig


A new poem and slideshow.

"

a tree abandoned by the forest
and overshadowed by the sky
                knows this kind of loneliness
where no doe would seek shelter
and no bee share its fruits
                seeds fall gently into the stream
where the wind gives no answers
and the clouds race forward
                offer no shoulder to the teary twig
there the roots are small, yet they find
a way through the hardest of soils
                and the driest of seasons
hide in a place where the fire
                doesn't turn cold
"

19 comments:

  1. The natural tendency to survive will determine what goes on in the jungle! Nicely Natasa!

    Hank

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  2. What a vast loneliness, left with only the will to survive and an appreciation of an indifferent beauty. Perfect poem.

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  3. smiles...we can learn much of nature...the section on the roots finding place even in the rouchest elements...finding a way to live on...to survive...not let the fire go out....

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  4. It's peacefully painful. So apt towards the human condition. I adore it. :)

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  5. You have described the feeling of uselessness in a most powerful way. Yet, in the end, it seems that the wish to survive will prevail. Very well-expressed!

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  6. Oh yes, a tree does know loneliness....I like that though the roots are thin somehow they make their way through the hardest of soils. Though the tree is lonely, it is also strong! A survivor.

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  7. Beautiful and painful exploration of loneliness. That loneliness can become solitude and strength...

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  8. A tear on the twig.. love how you made nature into a person.. very nice.

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  9. Those roots are hardy and will thrive in the driest of the season ~ Love that ending line ~

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  10. poignant beauty… such an exquisite presentation!

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  11. Oh what a beautiful video and poem ... wonderful metaphor for survival through the harshness of sometimes how life can be ... yet we thrive.

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  12. This is so beautiful - so many lovely phrases, like "where the wind gives no answers". I love the hopefulness as the small twig burrows through the soil and finds a way.

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  13. So very beautiful--someone else said it before me--the loneliness of the human condition--so very universal--

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  14. The loss of ones useful seeds making one useless, what a strong line in this poem! I liked it! :)

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  15. I love the grit that permeates through abandonment and loneliness...

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  16. Natasa,

    A poem offering hope even for the weakest in the world, be it nature or in society and people. It is rewarding to see new shoots of growth emerge from the darkest corners...Hope to be felt and seen:)

    Eileen

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  17. If the roots are strong the tree will grow..I liked how you put the words to music..

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  18. A sense of loneliness and yet, of perseverance in the face of it. I loved the way you have depicted the life of this lonely tree, touching upon it many emotions with various vivid images. And beautiful slideshow. :)

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  19. lovely work. looks bleak, but there's so much hope expressed at the end.
    very nice imagery, especially about the small roots taking hold. :)

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