Wonderful poem once again. Well done!
Thank you so much, Cinta :-D
Good poem friend
Thanks, Chris friend :-)
Love the picture choice with this one Ben! Also, I love the other poets that you share on Twitter! You rock.
Aw, thank you *blush*
Perhaps the tree knows its fate and grows boldly in spite of it or because of it. Powerful haiku.
I like that idea :-)
Bravo on that punchline. It describes many, many situations. Excellent insight!
Thanks, Jack. I've been accused of being too broad in my meaning.
The sadness in the lines speak out for themselves ... brilliantly expressed !!!
Sadness, yes, but also an appreciation for the journey.
We are somehow like the oak, I think...Palo Verde Tree
In our ways. But I think we're more aware of our mortality.
I like the personification of the oak tree, this resonates with me very well ~
I think it does with me too. Or, perhaps more what I would like to be; living life without the fear and constant reminder of death.
I love this write, Ben. It's full of wisdom, light/darkness and truth. Very compelling. xo
Thanks, Marion. It's a lot like you :-) <3
Death is but the beginning. Death is just a change of address. I believe that absolutely. I also think inspite of the fire, an acorn escaped, rolled away and hid beneath something inpenetrable. It sprouted and grew and sheltered a gnome :)
Haha thank you :-)
Enjoyed this so much. I relate to "Like a treeI have stood my groundAnd fallen." as do many others. Most of us rise again though, onward and upward,,,,,,
So true, Ellcee.
Wonderful haiku! The second one grabbed me, but it was a tree so I hugged it
You've found your way inside my head and now there's no way out!