Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Homage of Trees

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"The groves were God's first temples." 
 ~William Cullen Bryant



Like baptist steeples they reach toward the skies
a choir in motion that like spirits they rise

they achieve greatness dwelling in the roots of home
a tribe in ceremony that never sways or falls alone

their lineage is founded on contentment's core
an allegiance of bonding that settles deep yet soars

freedom is held within the winds of thier dance
for their own liberty aspires right where they stand.





24 comments:

  1. nice...lots of cool wisdom of the trees in this....their lineage is founded on cententments core...i like that line much...

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  2. Steeples and choirs ... yes, I see the connection.

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  3. A forest of big trees feels very cathedral like to me--holy in some way--and I included it in my poem as well. Thanks for posting and write on!

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  4. Carrie, this is beautiful. I like the idea that their own liberty aspires right where they stand. What I think about trees: They are very contented, though rooted...

    Thanks so much for participating in Poetry Jam!

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  5. A lovely way to celebrate trees.... I particularly like the notion being rooted and free "...right where they stand." A comforting thought....

    Rick

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  6. What a lovely and unique take on this prompt - homage to trees - what better way to write about forests than to praise trees? Beautiful.

    http://nsaynne.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/in-the-woods-the-stand/

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  7. Beautiful, Carrie. I love the title : an homage. Awesome. Great closing lines! Yay trees!

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  8. A homage to trees but also a praise of the Creator, another well scripted spirit filled piece Carrie.

    I also like the morning glories, my fav flower. :)

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  9. You've caught the spiritual feeling I feel sometimes in the presence of these incredible trees. Well done!

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  10. trees are my friends. i could live in the woods forever. pretty poem carrie :)

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  11. A beautiful celebration and homage of trees ~

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  12. Oh, beautiful. Nautre"s temples!

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  13. Carrie, I've read this a few times...I know you have a gift but it seems each visit causes me to marvel anew at your talent! baptist steeples made me smile...this line stole my breath...'an allegiance of bonding that settles deep yet soars'

    I gaze longingly at the world of prompts out there but it seems there are other loves requiring my immediate energy and attention so I simply enjoy others offerings when I get a chance.

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  14. Oh, Carrie!! So nice to meet you! Your blog is a breathe of freshness!! I have so enjoyed this inspired and inspiring post about natures steeples...an extension of God's temple. Such beautiful timeless language! Thank you :)

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  15. beautiful and lovely with the music, thankyou

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  16. A well-deserved tribute to wonderful, beautiful trees and an inspiration to we humans who could stand to learn a lesson from them. Thanks for this.

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  17. Ahh! This is awesome. I absolutely love trees. I love the comparison to baptist steeples.

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  18. I am in love with this poem! I have always loved trees and their majestic beauty~ This was stunning and so describes these breath taking beauties~ Loved it...Thank you, for being you :D Always inspiring~

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  19. Yes, Madam, that power they have! But no one could have espressed it better than YOU!

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  20. This is a nice, well structured poem. I have to agree about redwoods, so majestic. I find that the older the tree the more pronounced the energy field around it. Have you ever doused in a forest? You can see the energy points very clearly. I love trees. Great post.

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