dVerse Poetics – The Humanity of Trees

Digital art from my polyvore collection

Kim is our host for Poetics at dVerse Poets Pub, “the challenge is to write a metaphor poem that starts with the words This being human is…’ You can compare being human to anything you want: a building or place, an object, something natural or something manufactured, a ritual or an everyday act. It is up to you to explore whatever it is in your poem.”

Humanity of Trees

This being human is a tree
rooted deep within the earth
yet reaching toward the sky
drinking in the sunshine and
pondering the eternal mystery
of the moon and stars
and our own humanity
one tree with many branches
each with thousands of leaves
that sway and dance with the wind
offering shade and shelter
to all who seek respite,
a quantum of solace and renewal
always growing, always changing
the wisdom of the seasons
leaves that fade and fall
in a flurry of color
breathtaking reminders
of the beauty of letting go
this being human is… beautiful

Til next time ~Stay wild moon child ~JP

6 thoughts on “dVerse Poetics – The Humanity of Trees

  1. As a lover and hugger of trees, I love this poem! I especially love the lines:
    ‘…our own humanity
    one tree with many branches
    each with thousands of leaves
    that sway and dance with the wind
    offering shade and shelter
    to all who seek respite’
    and
    ‘the wisdom of the seasons
    leaves that fade and fall
    in a flurry of color
    breathtaking reminders
    of the beauty of letting go’.

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