Thursday, April 05, 2012

To Be a Tree


All I want to be
is the topmost branch
of a tree, my feet anchored
deep in the ground,
my head in the company of
clouds.



From today's prompt: 
More Starting Places



“All I want to be
is a thousand blackbirds
bursting from a tree,
seeding the sky.”
Kooser/Harrison

Start each stanza:  All I want to be…” and continue.  



9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

head in the clouds
feet to the earth
balance in life

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice thoughts

Hilary said...

Sounds like the perfect way to live a life. Maybe even branch out a bit from there. ;)

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Deb Colarossi said...

Exactly...
So wonderful.

Molly said...

The photo looks like the redwoods out where my daughter lives....Standing among them is a spiritual experience.

Pauline said...

Brian - it's how I find mine

Thanks, OOTP

lol Hilary - I intend to!

Thanks, Deb:)

Molly - that's where I took this photo. I was visiting my son on the west coast and we camped for several days among the redwoods. Being among them stuns the senses. A Zen friend once told me he thought I'd been a redwood in a former life. I avowed as how I thought I may have been a much smaller sort - I've always had a special affinity for trees.

Judith said...

A redwood?
I picture you as a beautiful tall white birch --
Hope you don't mind!

Pauline said...

Mind, J? I love the thought!