Sunday, July 9, 2017

Adapted

Should the twisted tree
be chopped down
to the ground
and the stump
removed
because as a sapling
it followed
a river of light
that curved
around larger trunks
and spliced
clusters of leaves?

-Robert L. Jackson III


13 comments:

  1. I admire trees the most who have found a way to live that adapts to their surroundings. Cool topic for a poem. Cool question.

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  2. I agree with Sherry. Cool question.

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  3. You've written a piece to give one pause. Awesome!

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  4. This makes me want to rise up and save that tree.

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  6. I often wonder whether trees in plantations dream of escaping or are content that their offspring will escape one day.

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  7. You really bring to life the tree... I hope it will remain in the perfect tangle

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  8. A question which conveys so much more than rhetoric.

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  9. Leave it be as a testimony to victory over odds!

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  10. I kind of sympathize with a tree like that.. like dandelions breaking the concrete.

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