#30-Write a poem
After a week recovering from celebrating 50, I thought it was time to dive in and begin crossing some items off the list. Its probably obvious but I should just mention that there was no plan to do these in order. I think its fun just to randomly cross things off as the year goes on. So we’ll start with this one, which I am rather terrified of. Writing a blog the past (almost) 5 years is one thing. Those are sometimes hastily thrown ideas together, adding a photo and a song and I can call myself a ‘writer’. But the few little bits of fiction and this poem you are about to read represent ‘real’ writing. And that is rather terrifying to me. Even more so because it is a poem. I enjoy reading them and I actually have found myself returning to that recently. But writing them…oh lord!
I took as inspiration a few photos I took of a tree on the property of my family in Ireland. Long time readers here know I have a thing for trees, and indeed might recall these photos from older posts. I have always been drawn to the idea of how strong trees are. Even when the tree is gone, the roots stay deep in the ground long after. They are powerful things and speak to me of the strength we find in our family and friends but more importantly the resilience deep inside of us. So don’t judge me too harshly for these randomly constructed words!
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Veins Veins churning below the earth strike out into the darkened void seeking, searching not for light but deeper fortitude Veins climbing the sky ladder grasping for the shimmering sky Further, higher by the day capturing the universe itself with a clutch Veins of multiple colored hue balance the natural architecture in view A swishing, shifting sound on the breeze of nature's choir These veins sit for generations A sentinel to history. A guardian, a protector Bending, not breaking to time's will These veins do not fade Veins in the earth Veins in our hands Rooted and pulsing Crisscrossing between our worlds
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