vulnerable

groves of white birch trees
clustered leafless in the wind
stark against the pines

the naked branches
stretch toward the grey heavens
lamenting the chill

like the naked birch
limbs ivory against green sheets
I reach towards you

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brudberg
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 22:18:52

    Wonderful imagery and feelings. Thank you

    Reply

  2. billgncs
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 00:27:40

    you created a feeling of isolation, and longing, and then desire. Very nicely done.

    Reply

  3. Yumi
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 02:30:58

    In your poem I felt as I felt when I was a child in my country, in the winter time. It was a lonely feeling with naked trees and everything white.

    Reply

  4. Moriah LaChapell
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 02:42:03

    Wonderful poem.

    Reply

  5. agjorgenson
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 03:42:39

    Love the beginning with “birch”. These trees speak to me of self communication; of openness that is not naive but brave. Birch trees seem wise.

    Reply

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