Walking Trees And Magic Sands

It is week 48 of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my response. πŸ™‚ If you’d like to participate, just click the link! πŸ˜‰

This one ended up with an interesting structure; it breaks at such a curious point in the poem, and I thought about trying to fix it, but I think the timing of it is actually quite fitting.

Photo by Trevor Cole

Knarled branches reaching upward
Upward toward the sky
The sky that branches covered;
Covering the blue from my eyes…

My eyes can only see limbs,
Limbs with intentions unclear.
Unclear motives leave me wondering if on any whim,
On any whim, a limb could whisk me away from here.

From here to another world, another land,
A land far away from what I’m used to, where
To where walking trees and magic sands –
Sands of time float like snowflakes in the air!

With that, I exit the wood, my reverie broken;
At least they didn’t throw apples at me
Like they did in the Wizard of Oz, but then –
I laugh as I look back; those weren’t apple trees…

28 thoughts on “Walking Trees And Magic Sands

  1. I couldn’t agree more — exquisite poem ❀ Since I'm not a follower of 'true' poetry, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it for the pleasure of it's own cadence and rhyme and couldn't help but chuckle about the lack of apple trees, 'We're not in Kansas anymore' πŸ˜‰ Thank you for joining us this week!

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  2. Pingback: Wind-Up Week 48: 100 Word Wednesday – Bikurgurl

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