Food For The Soul



Reach outward like branches of a willow tree
take hold of life and keep it within your hands
embrace it's cuts and bruises
then open up to take it all in
like a baby bird that will surely be fed
for he needs strength to one day fly
from this tree
so take each slice of wisdom
and consume it to it's core
for the seeds that remain
will one day be a tree
where another little bird
will open wide
and grow
and one day fly away.




Comments

  1. ..embrace it's cuts and bruises..is my favorite line because that's what i try day by day - and not always happily…
    carrie this is written so inviting and positive and with an eternal perspective - bravo!

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  2. Beautiful poem, as always, I am impressed.

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  3. What a beautiful poem about the circle of life and nourishment of body and soul.

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  4. A profound and journeying poem. Maha captures it well...the circle of life. Beautiful and wise, Carrie :)

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  5. Lovely writing ............ the message is clear.

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  6. I like especially the 'one day fly away' part. That is what I hope for, LOL. Lovely writing.

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  7. ah/ a refreshing mag...i too like embracing the cuts and bruises///it is what tit akes to learn to fly...

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  8. Yes Wisdom consumed and the cycle of life...love the willow in there....blessings Carrie..bkm

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  9. I love this, the core and heart of it~ I thought about writing about trees! This is amazing so much imagery wove with such depth! Love it~

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  10. Thank you everyone for reading it...this has been a fun prompt and i have loved reading each one..:-)

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  11. What a lovely representation of the circle of life. Your poems just make me smile, Carrie. They're so often affirming.

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  12. Thank you Shay, glad you stopped by...i really enjoyed yours as well. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :-)

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  13. The cycle of life..beautifully done!

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  14. I guess we should not eat the seeds, then...

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  15. i like the idea of a seed growing into a bird. thanks for the great work, carrie ;)

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  16. I like the imagery that you evoke with these words, "so take each slice of wisdom
    and consume it to it's core for the seeds that remain will one day be a tree." Very nicely done Magpie!

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  17. The Circle Of Life - we must believe it to rise again.

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  18. Thank you everyone soooooo much for all your wonderful comments...i don't have a computer...so i have brief encounters with one once in a while...i am hoping to get a netbook by next month...yay! :-)
    It is hard for me to comment back to each and every one of your here...so when i am at work on Tuesday, i will be stopping by your blogs to read and say hello....:-)

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  19. This is a fascinating photo and poem ... thank you.

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  20. Beautiful slice of the great circle!

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  21. '...one day fly from this tree,' you have a gift with words my friend.

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  22. How lovely is this! I especially like these tow lines:
    so take each slice of wisdom
    and consume it to it's core

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  23. beautifully written and inspiring.

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  24. I enjoyed reading, about dealing with the pain of life, the importance of wisdom, and when we plant wisdom more will grow. :-)

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  25. Thank you one and all...your warm and encouraging comments have been such an inspiration to me. :-)

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  26. Such a beautiful expression of all that makes up the continuim of life. So well written.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
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    ( Visit the Amazon site and read reviews of my
    book! )

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  27. so deeply thoughtful, contemplative on life itself, love the lines...'so take each slice of wisdom and consume it to it's core'

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  28. brilliant,

    reach out to the willow tree.
    I am impressed by your apt take.

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  29. what a unique twist, carrie... i love that you saw this in the apple slice. i love your heart, too, sister. i hope you might link up with imperfect prose on thursdays. xo

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  30. I am hoping to link up...just love what you wrote....it is truly inspiring! :-)

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  31. I admire your poem very much, from the phrasing to the visible shape, and even the way you inserted "willow" in one line as your link. Nice!

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  32. Thank you Sue and Lydia for stopping by and taking the time to read it...your comments always make me smile! :-)

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  33. I like the circle of your apple and your post.

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  34. Thank you Annell so glad you stopped by. :-)

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  35. Wow you are a wise woman & your words exude this fact. This poem is just beautiful as is the sentiment in the words.
    I have read only a few of your blog entries and would like to say that the title of your blog is very befitting of the content in your blog. I am so pleased your visit to my blog led me to yours. Thanks.

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  36. This is a beautiful poem. Carrie has such an amazing insight into what others are feeling. She has helped me get through some hard times with her personal experiences.

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