Weeping With Joy

Among the boughs of the weeping birch
she discovered how far up she could climb
and which branches supported her
as she tried to touch a cloud.

Among the boughs of the weeping birch
he discovered how green looks at dawn and at dusk,
and which other colors dipped their toes
into the emerald sea he tried to capture on paper.



Under the boughs of the weeping birch
whose leaves form a curtain
giving those who love it sanctuary,
love unites, and births new loves too.




This is the sign I carry to rallies




This poem was inspired by the prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Out of Standard - Signs of the Times, where we were asked to create a poem including a slogan from a protest sign and write something not political.

23 comments:

  1. he discovered how green looks at dawn and at dusk...

    That is just beautiful.

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  2. I love the language and structure of this piece, Rommy. And I'm all grins looking at the relationship that blooms between them. It's just beautiful!

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    1. I was very happy with the structure

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  3. Love. Beauty blooms here.

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  4. This is so uplifting. Love is a universal language.

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  5. What an absolutely great sign! And what a superb poem to go with it.

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    1. The sign was gifted to me bu someone who can't attend a lot of rallies for personal reasons, but wanted to have a bit of themselves represented at them. I proudly carry it.

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  6. Thank you for this taste of hope.

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  7. I admire how you use natural imagery to reflect the ideal for human nature. Thanks for posting to the out of standard and viva la!

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  8. Lovely, inspiring and lovely.
    Anna :o]

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  9. I love your sign and the poem you wrote goes beautifully with it!

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    1. Thank you. I think I fell a little short of what I wanted to accomplish, but its not a bad start.

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  10. Like the Beatles wrote, All You Need Is Love.

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  11. I love your sign and I love your words! Big Hugs Rommy!

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