December 1, 2007

GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY



THE TREE



Oh to be free of myself,
With nothing left to remember,
To have my heart as bare
As a tree in December;

Resting, as a tree rests
After its leaves are gone,
Waiting no more for a rain at night
Nor for the red at dawn;

But still, oh so still
While the winds come and go,
With no more fear of the hard frost
Or the bright burden of snow;

And heedless, heedless
If anyone pass and see
On the white page of the sky
Its thin black tracery.


-Sara Teasdale

9 comments:

  1. What an evocative poem. My muse is up, too.

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  2. Carolyn, isn't Sara Teasdale a wonderful poet? THat's a perfect photo to go with her words. Very calming and inspiring.

    I'm happy to report I've got my Garden bloggers muse day post up at http://tinyurl.com/2dl6pz.

    Stay warm!

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  3. Great photo! That poem pretty much sums up my feelings about December. I wish I could have done something for muse day, but this is such a busy time!

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  4. Thanks, Muse Muum, we can always count on you. I'll be over in a jiffy to check it out.

    Jodi, I love Sara Teasdale's poetry. Thanks for participating. I'll visit soon to read your post.

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  5. What a wonderful picture for December 1! And the poem is a perfect compliment.

    It's a cold and blustery day here in Nova Scotia (as you can see in Jodi's post) and I posted a bit of the frosted, woodland ground cover not far from my home. :)

    http://tinyurl.com/2wwo7k

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  6. What a great poem--I'd not heard that one before, and it's lovely. And very fitting!

    Something came to mind today and I was inspired to post a muse poem, too.

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  7. Kim,

    Thanks for joining our poetry circle for December.

    Idaho Gardener has posted a December poem on her blog and I've invited her to join Muse Day, so visit her please.

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  8. Had hoped to join in ... my head was here but body elsewhere! Thanks for the invitation ... perhaps next month!

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