Odd Sprout

If I look at you
carefully, in the right light,
I almost see bark.

Art, used with kind permission of the artist: Dryad, by Francesca De Grandis. 
Francesca is one of my favorite artists and I'm super
 stoked she let me display her piece here. 
Check out her blogs at www.outlawbunny.com and http://stardrenched.com
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Song Choice: What A Wonderful World as performed by Joey Ramone
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 19: I, Tree - poems from the point of view of a tree to its keeper)


  1. I hope the subject of the tree's haiku always stand the "right light", for it is a miracle every time that a being so majestic sees one almost as an equal.

    This is fantastic Rommy. A very long tale of the relationship between humans and green, in such few words. Yep, haiku makes perfect sense as the preferred language of trees.

    1. Thanks! I was really hoping the idea of a long relationship, where the tree had time to contemplate her thoughts came through. I'm so glad it worked!

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    1. Thank you. I don't often do haikus but some things just lend themselves well to the idea. The feeling I wanted seemed best expressed this way.

  3. The highest compliment possible from a tree!

  4. I love the haiku, Rommy, I really relate to it. You hit it in so few words.

    I love trying to get a lot into minimal words, it's something I am devoted to, and a process that devours me. Are you devoured by your own writing?

    It's sort of funny that it can take twice as long to boil something down til it is twice as short.

    Speaking of so few words, my goodness, Rommy, my list of URLs is longer than the haiku. That cracks me up. 

    I don't think anyone's ever called me one of their favorite artists before. Not that I know of. Thank you, so much: Your saying it makes me ALMOST ready believe in my art more than I have. I do not dare yet. But soon...

    Keep on giving your amazing writing to the world. It needs your words.

    1. Thank you so much for allowing me to show case your lovely work! The world needs that too <3 :)

  5. Ooow...that has such a loving feel to it.I hope my trees see me that way :D XXX

  6. The perfect form for this piece! It was lovely!

  7. The highest of compliments, indeed. So much said with great economy. I thin where we give love, no matter to who or what, we are bound to receive it back in one way or another--though we may not always know it.