Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Weekly Scribblings - Tree of a different kind

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    The Zombie Tree 

Half living and half dead 
    zombie tree find        
Gathers moss in the wet 
    it's greyed limbs are bare
Birds galore love to perch 
    avoid it for nests 
Except eagles and owls 
    they nest with views 

Dead looking limbs and bows 
    they are live within 
Devouring bugs and worms 
    invite birds to come  
Serve woodpeckers delight 
    be no quiet nights 
Circus for Nature's wilds 
    oft eerie for man 

Wolves and coyotes applaud 
    howling approval 
Owls proud, announce their find 
    no other dare come near 
Scary nights screech and howl 
    brave souls listening in  

Still nights not for this tree 
    meant to be with crowds 
The road is too narrow 
    more traffic would help 
What it really likes is 
    having its friends near 
Wolves and coyotes bugs and 
    worms.  It likes them all 

Zombie trees always dead 
Their inner spirits live 
    until destruction 
  _ _ _ 

  - Poem and Photo Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved

 - Rosemary invited us to choose one object in nature, examine it closely, letting it inspire in us a sense of wonder, and then write our new poems or prose piece about it (prose to be 369 words maximum).

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At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 2:46:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love dead (or apparently dead) trees, when they are as starkly beautiful as this one. I also love all the details you list of the life that abounds within and around it.

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:57:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

I hope this tree will again renew.

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

I have always loved coming upon a ‘zombie tree’ .. their personalities and stories speak to me. Thanks for choosing this oft neglected tree.

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm glad you recognize that even a seemingly dead "zombie tree" has something alive at its core. Long may it live!

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:44:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Appearances can be so deceiving, can't they? So much life creeping around and inside this no-longer-verdant tree.

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:03:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

The tree has plenty of life enjoying it, even if it doesn't look alive itself. I recall you used the term "zombie tree" in a comment to me, I'd never heard it before, but it's perfect.

At Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:14:00 PM, Blogger phillip woodruff (jalopy dreams) said...

"Zombie trees always dead
Their inner spirits live
until destruction "

loved that ending jim, very well said, enjoyed this my friend.


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