Budding Self

Image

Drawing by Dianne Turner

 

 

Bark cracks

dries

flakes off

creating a forest floor

where the past dissolves

nourishing future growth

 

she moves in the tree

her old self emerging

casting off dead wood

pieces cling to her roots

they hold her in a murmur

of where she came from

but

she is the new forest

with confident branches that bend

but do not

break

 

moving upwards into the world

she has always known

her smile a simple bud

waiting to blossom

in the sun

 

For dverse poets Entwined Poetics  

I guess I went with a woman entwined in a tree! 😉

 

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “Budding Self

  1. smiles…lovely…i like the transformation in this…the new birthed out of the old…the new blossom rising…makes for a nice metaphor as well…they hold her in a murmur…very cool line that di…

    happy saturday…smiles.

  2. I like the twinning of woman and tree–the dryad motif, if you will. Here there’s a sense of cycles and growth, change that is needed and natural. Especially like the end.

  3. First, Diane – cool drawing. I’m so glad that you were able to use it – and the entwining is strong here even without the drawing. I also especially like the end – the smile so human. k.

  4. she is the new forest

    with confident branches that bend

    but do not

    break….very cool of how she evolves and becomes the one she’s meant to be…vey cool sketch as well

  5. What a fascinating concept really…. Really enjoyed the weave of your words. Favorite lines were:

    she is the new forest
    with confident branches that bend
    but do not
    break

    And yes, that IS a beautiful drawing. I admire that talent.

  6. “she is the new forest

    with confident branches that bend

    but do not

    break”

    Beautiful words. I like the notion of the past dissolving, nourishing new growth too.

    Anna :o]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s