This was the poem I wrote last week for my Friday poem over at The Social Poets blog and I've been meaning to get it up over here. The folks over at StumbleUpon came in by the hordes for these wonderful photos, enjoy!
Drink in the richness of the wonderful photos from the photographers over at flickr in creative commons. (I find them beautiful and emotionally soothing.) You are free to use their photos if you also give attribution and a link back to their flickr page.
I've been thinking about what poem to write all week, and, as usual, started on another idea which just didn't gel well or in time. That's what's good about setting deadlines for yourself as you get that rush of adrenaline going to get out the words. :) Anyway, was researching some wonderful photos and kept finding awesome trees and one thing led to another as I knew my eternal mind was tapping my everyday mind on the shoulder and saying, "Hey! What about this?"
Photos often do give me inspiration for writing as so many ideas start flowing. Take a trip on over to flickr yourself to get inspired. You can always view my 5,000+ favorites I've found while researching for articles as I keep them bookmarked "just in case."
Some of us ruggedly root ourselves mountain high to savor the views
Some of us enjoy beauty’s lingering mirrored perfection
Some of us feel forlorn in life’s landscape, until we see we are a duet
Some of us like to stand tall with a crowd, all in a perfect row
Some of us like to party with different people, the more the merrier
Some of us like to stand out in a crowd, fiercely plumped proud
Some of us see our own rippling beauty, reflected in the mirrors of others
Some of us rush to greet the exploding morning at first blush
Some of us sway and bend with life’s swirling storms yet remain
Some of us rush zig zagging through life and still look wildly beautiful
Some of us safely hold dear a child’s swing and his playful heart
Some of us are strong, sheltering lightly in the shadows
Some of us rise up from the water and tenaciously breathe through our knees*
Some of us suffer, enduring kindly a bit of indignity from time to time
Some of us absorb the strongest truth, filtering softly inner light
Some of us like to stroll unknown passageways and secret gardens
Some of us play hard to get, secretly happy to see company coming
Some of us like to wear jewelry, all decked out at least once a year
And some of us
just by looking up – lost in thought for hours.
Copyright 20 August 2009
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* Copyright is for the text of the poem only, copyright for the photos belong to the photographers.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for visiting!
*Cyprus trees have what are called "knees" - those bumps you see sticking out of the water near the roots which are underwater in the swamps. These knees are how the cyprus tree breathes the air!
Mountain Mist treeline photo by Lida Rose @ flickr
Rugged lone tree high on a mountain photo By Chris Gin @ flickr
Cherry blossomed tree reflecting photo By rachel_thecat @ flickr
Cherry trees blanketed by snow photo By lrargerich @ flickr
Cherry blossomed trees all in a row photo By VJ flicks @ flickr
Bluebells partying in a stand of trees photo By left-hand @ flickr
Red tree photo By code poet @ flickr
Trees reflected in the river photo by Denis Collette @ flickr
Sunrise in Corfu, Greece photo by Katarina 2353 @ flickr
Bent tree Bonsai Moon photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Rolling hills and tree photo by Katarina 2353 @ flickr
Trees give support to the child’s swing photo by lepiaf.geo @ flickr
Sheltering tree photo in the shadows by Zest-pk @ flickr
Cypress tree at sunrise in the water photo by Bill Swindamon @ flickr
Suffer a bit of indignity tree photo by Scarleth White @ flickr
Filtering Illuminating light tree photo by *clairity* @ flickr
Strolling with the trees photo by Bjǿrn Giesenbauer @ flickr
Tree of Peace photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Christmas tree photo by laffty4k @ flickr
Redwood trees in California photo by aigeanta @ flickr
Strong tree’s canopy photo By -= Bruce Berrien =- @ flickr
Black and white tree canopy photo by anonymous