Sunday, 17 April 2016

more than wooden...






believe that we are more than wooden lives
carved from some ancient neolithic trees
locked in a wilderness outside your world

believe that we can fuel and light your world
bring wisdom, insight to your troubled lives
and show you ways to cherish Nature's trees

believe that we can teach you ways of trees
and lead you in a self-sufficient world
such knowledge is one key to peaceful lives


respect your trees, respect your lives, our world





NOTE
The images are of sculptures scattered round the Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthurs Seat.
Still, today, our indigenous peoples are struggling to find dignity and respect.
A link to 20 trail-blazing indigenous women who have changed Australia is
HERE

Poetry form: tritina


Linking to:
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - Poetry To The Third Power

15 comments:

hedgewitch said...

The form here is so perfectly reinforcing of the message, with the cadence it invokes, and the rhyme for just the right seasoning and emphasis. I love the voice of the trees, the voice of something primal we once knew and listened to for purpose and wholeness...really eloquent sculpture you chose as well. Thanks Gemma for this excellent tritina. I especially like the opening line.

brudberg said...

Love the thought of respecting trees... those sculptures are almost like little dryads....

Kerry O'Connor said...

What stunning sculptures! I love the way the wood reveals the faces. I really liked the way you worked your tercets with the same end words in different contexts. The whole is very impressive.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I believe, I believe, I believe!

Love this, Gemma. It feels real, necessary, and more...

rhymeswithbug.com said...

this holds a powerful lesson

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A wonderful poem with an important message. Love the photos and the carvings too.

De said...

YES.
"believe that we can teach you ways of trees"

Wonderful.

Outlawyer said...

Such interesting sculptures and your poem makes a compelling case-- thanks. k.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully profound!

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful carvings and the wisdom in your words is something our world needs to listen to and make appropriate changes.

Ellecee said...

I very strong plea for us to wake up and take better care of our world. The sculptures are very unique.

Gillena Cox said...

luv this message- to respect our trees. Nice write

much love...

Raivenne said...

Those carvings are mystical, powerful. Yes respect the trees. I love this, Gemma.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank you so much, as a fellow-Aussie, for highlighting these sculptures and what they represent, and for the link to the trail-blazing indigenous women.

grapeling said...

i like too the near 'three' of tree (my dad used to say tree rather than three)... ~

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