Tuesday, October 5, 2010

One Shot Wednesday - The Touch


The great silent tree shudders at a tender touch

Even through thick bark built up over decades

Long, slender, graceful fingers penetrate the shield

Leaving the great tree bare to its emotions

The tree touches back

Groaning, "I'm home."

Moisture dripping from the tips of it leaves


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38 comments:

Claudia said...

feeling the touch even through thick bark built up over decades...how love's touch can make thick bark melt away...like this!

Prayer Girl said...

There have been a few people like this I was able to reach through the tender touch of love - was able to penetrate their defenses. It doesn't happen often. It is a beautiful thing when it does occur.

Lovely poem.
PG

Desert Rose said...

beautiful ..just beautiful..in awe!

Gabriela Abalo said...

tender, touching!!

great Once shot :)

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Dulce said...

Amazing poem... and the image goes so well with such great words
nice shot!!!

George Pappas said...

Terrific poem. great imagery. "Moisture dripping from the tips of it leaves" Powerful line and great way to end poem. excellent one shot!

Brian Miller said...

grat verse monkey...thank goodness some touches penetrate that bark to take us home. great one shot!

lakeviewer said...

I'm touched!

steveroni said...

A verse of truth. Good one, too. I wondered:

gnarled fingers touching
gnarled trunk
make happy tree

Good one, happy monkey!

BeMistified said...

Wow this is beautiful.

moondustwriter said...

That's rather Entish my friend
feeling and all

Glad you shared with One Shot and for your support

thanks from the Moon

KB said...

Beautiful, One Shot.

Maureen said...

Wonderful how you use the imagery of the tree, connect and contrast the tactile feel of "thick bark" with "tender touch", "penetrate the shield" with "bare to its emotions". Very well done.

dustus said...

Deep to the very roots. The overlapping of imagery reveals a vulnerable nature, bare and seeking home. Love it.

Me said...

Fabulous, MM. I may have said this somewhere, some other time...but I truly do believe it: I like most trees better than the majority of people I know. And I love your tribute.
-C

PattiKen said...

Excellent, MM. That's love, to persevere to touch when there's thick bark to breech.

signed...bkm said...

love the bare to its emotions....beautiful...bkm

Katherine said...

Most of us wear a protective armor like this beautiful tree but below this layer is usually something that is quite delicate & wonderful & well worth reaching out to with a soft touch I reckon. Loved this Monkey Man!!

Deborah said...

Oh this is just so beautiful!

G-Man said...

MM...
This Rocked Brother....

Shashi said...

Very well said.. thanks for sharing..

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Susannah said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful!

Nice writing Sir! :-)

poemblaze said...

I've always loved trees.

Eric Alder said...

I'm reminded of another One Shot I just read about an old oak tree. I think autumn and the leaves changing has given people trees on their minds.

Everyday Goddess said...

Well done! A light touch is all that's necessary, when the timing is right. I love how you gave the tree eyes in its leaves.

Asobime said...

Very sensual poem.

Lovely.

Lady Nyo

anthonynorth said...

Some great lines in this. And power.
Excellent.

JH said...

Love the tree's reply "I'm home" eye opening, nice

TALON said...

Oh, I really enjoyed this...how the right touch can reach through the thickest exteriors and touch a heart. Shared touches bring us home. Just lovely, Monkey Man.

River said...

First, I love your description for the blog and the name.
The poem was awesome. Wonderful images!

buttercup600 said...

Awesome, just awesome and with such emotion!! Loved it xx

Wild Rose said...

Lovely and beautiful...i enjoyed it and the images are great too~

Unknown Mami said...

This reminded of of "The Giving Tree".

Marla said...

Keep going......there is a story there.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the life you have breathed into this old tree. A very beautiful poem, which reminds us to care for all living breathing things.

liv2write2day said...

This is exquisite. I posted a tree poem this week, too. I think on Jingle's Rally (Thursday).
They have so much to inspire.

betweenhearts75 said...

Stunning and beautiful! =) ~April