Monday, November 19, 2012

Like a Tree

Like a tree
I have stood my ground
And fallen.

The oak grows boldly
Never knowing of its fate
Becoming fire.


Prompt "Tree" by Haiku Heights

23 comments:

  1. Love the picture choice with this one Ben! Also, I love the other poets that you share on Twitter! You rock.

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  2. Perhaps the tree knows its fate and grows boldly in spite of it or because of it. Powerful haiku.

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  3. Bravo on that punchline. It describes many, many situations. Excellent insight!

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    1. Thanks, Jack. I've been accused of being too broad in my meaning.

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  4. The sadness in the lines speak out for themselves ... brilliantly expressed !!!

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    1. Sadness, yes, but also an appreciation for the journey.

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    1. In our ways. But I think we're more aware of our mortality.

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  6. I like the personification of the oak tree, this resonates with me very well ~

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    1. 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.

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  7. I love this write, Ben. It's full of wisdom, light/darkness and truth. Very compelling. xo

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. Enjoyed this so much. I relate to "Like a tree
    I have stood my ground
    And fallen." as do many others. Most of us rise again though, onward and upward,,,,,,

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  10. Wonderful haiku! The second one grabbed me, but it was a tree so I hugged it

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