Menolyrical; Words for Words' Sake

A break from photographs.  Well apart from the prompt for this ditty...

Once upon a time...
























Once, 
a time on up
a tree lived me.
High, high, high 
it was, then, 
the storm before.

Now, 
shreds to shorn
I am, 
and tumbled,
distant from trunk-home
and safetree.

Care I? 
Jot a knot!
Freedom is there
to dance 
and curl
then on and on,

to merge 
grass with,
to mud 
sink in,
to petrify; 
feeding the Greater I.

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean 2014

A slight re-ordering of one of the 'recycles'...

10 comments:

  1. Very nice - I can't write "short form" stuff at all - everything takes too long to say in my head, and that shows on paper (or screen!)

    Arizona was a great place - but I think I was troubled by the speed and "consumption" of the place - "This way for the best view" kind of thing. A slower pace my have helped - but I'm not sure that would have taken away the feeling that things were being forced onto a landscape so that people could claim ownership. Who knows.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. This is an INTERESTING one..... Love the PICTURE to set the Stage for it.

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  3. I think this is true for us as well! Feeding the Greater!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. Yep, I luffs this one as well
    But, I would want to bring that bit of tree in to the house and shred it on the sitting room floor!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. Very nice. Round and round, like the wheels on the bus.

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  6. Lovely poem. We are sorry to see that your email was hacked. What a nightmare!

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  7. It's great and it says a lot between the lines. Godd one!
    easy rider

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  8. I've been collecting these! Lovely poem.
    I took one to the kid's wedding last year, they put JM loves SS and stuck it on a tree! So cute!

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