Mind over maples

Mind over maples

Five-lobed  
floppy leaves amassed
into giant, prehistoric,
shade-feeding
patio umbrella stands;
worn, wind-loved,
security blankets
when wet amid
storm-sobbing,
trunk-sucking
thickets;
camouflaged
chlorophyll tattoos
tapping through
dendritic veins;
crimson,
cell wall
castaways,
signal flares set ablaze,
canopies crackling
skyward and underfoot
as Fall speaks of
sunlight’s decay;
now naked,
its striated torso
tosses to and fro,
contorted with
birthmark burl bark,
though ever
strong and sure,
Nature preserves
a perfect set
of climbing
furniture.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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12 Responses to Mind over maples

  1. Great use of words and images! Thank you for visiting my blog: Landscaping the Sacred.wordpress.com

    • You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words, my friend! I feel that we are kindred spirits in our passion for Nature and the pursuit of the sacred. I look forward to following your blog. From what I’ve read so far, you have a strong spiritual connection to the world, something I admire in a blogger and human being. Keep up the inspired work and have a relaxing rest of your weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

      • Thank you for following my blog. I am glad to connect with you. Your use of the language and images clearly suggests you to me as a friend. I have a few more images in the Facebook page that publicizes my blog. Please visit and let me know what you think. It is at Facebook.com/landscapingthesacred

      • You are most welcome, my friend! I’ll check out your images on Facebook. Hope you had a relaxing weekend and have a great week 🙂
        Cheers,
        Tyler

  2. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    While the wind moves maples, maples move my mind…

  3. Shards Of DuBois says:

    “storm-sobbing, trunk-sucking thickets” is the GREATEST LINE EVER!!!!! I BOW TO YOU…the MASTER!!!! lmao

    • Thank you, my friend! I am humbled by your high praise and consider you an accomplished and inspiration poet whose words ring just as true, if not truer. Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. words4jp says:

    Would you like to know something?? I typically read your poetry aloud – because i love to hear the words and the way they roll, as well as the fact that reciting your poetry is good exercise for my tongue and lips! 🙂

    • Thank you, Kim! It pleases me to hear that you like to read my poetry aloud. It’s funny because when I write the words and say them in my head, it sounds readable, but when I voice them out loud, my tongue gets twisted and I am surprised when I slur a verb. Still need practice reading poetry, that’s for sure! Hope you had a wonderful day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  5. Myaz_Nuggetz says:

    Reblogged this on Myaz_Nuggetz.

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