A woodcutter will not cut leaves made from love

“Hello leaf”.
You are so brave holding on to a branch as the seasons change you.
That tree is your friend.
A true friend who knows the delicate patterns of your green heart.
I wish I was more like you and had a strong tree to hold me as the seasons change me.

The woodcutter has felled my forest as he always eventually does.
“Cannot make a tree bend where it cannot grow” the woodcutter’s words chop away to the core.
He swings his axe calling out my other names that are hidden in the wind, the names I secretly whispered.
A whisper that is now a vein bleeding sap on the forest floor.

“Hello leaf”.
I saw you a few years ago, it was you just another kind of you and I marveled at your willingness to show me beauty.
I cannot grow without love, a love that heeds not the ugly vine that grows around me.
I will ask the woodcutter to come to tea and bring his ready axe.
Maybe he will be my friend and lend me his axe.

“Hello woodcutter”.
Have I been sharpening the blade with my whisperings ?

© K S Hardy 2011

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Do we accept our ‘ugliness’ or do we cut it out to shape ourselves to be a better fit in the forest of life……

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Sometimes they bite back
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Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    oh Lordy !!!!!!!!! so much power in your work so many messages I read in these words emotions from the depths of our hearts….. friends always needed for sure and yet the poison of love has struck…. left one out on a limb…call the wood cutter friend or foe have read it 3 times and each time a new message ….love love love this…… you are a true wordsmith KS xx love Red

  • Hi there Red.
    I have been adding to this one over time.
    Some of my writing is a complete write ….. and others like this is a layered thought approach.
    Friends seem to be able to see us sometimes better than those within the walls of our homes… Or do we just get clouded by being in closer proximity..??
    Thank you for your so very kind commentary here. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinover 3 years ago

    Deeply moving

  • Ello ;)
    I am a good collector of whisperings and leaves.. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 3 years ago

    A fine write darling heart
    Love to you Karen…xx
    Sandra x

  • And much love to you…xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 3 years ago

    I agree with simplyRed, a master at your craft Miss Karen. So wonderfully you weave your words together to bring us vivid images of love, change, desires, wishes and most definitely whisperings. An instant favorite my friend.

  • Hi Marie
    I have been sailing too many seas and only just replying to your comment here.
    We are a wonderful team here me thinks in how we share our words and art and I thank you for being part of my sharing.
    It is always so good to see that your thoughts.
    I appreciate your support of my work so very much. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Truly heartfelt, moving and powerful! Your “ink” is a most extraordinary one!

  • Hi Lisa
    Your kind words invite such gratitude…thank you. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    beautifully written

  • Thanx Fred ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    We have to want the trimming first, then the job is easier.

  • LOL ……. trimming back the leaves that have dried out and have no love moisture in them for sure me thinks..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • trwoody
    trwoodyover 3 years ago

    Superb message Karen, beautifully written….

  • Hi TR
    Many thanks for your thoughts on this piece. x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    Stunning write KarenSue! I experienced a very beautiful energy in this… a gentle contemplation!

  • Hi Betty
    Oh thank you so very much, that is wonderful to know.xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • waterbug
    waterbugover 3 years ago

    An inner dialogue that takes on sometimes friend, sometimes foe.

    Very well crafted.

  • You have great instinct me thinks :O)
    Thank you for your kind words.

    – Arcadia Tempest

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