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bare trees

gray is the day
icey barren fingers
ache to touch the sun
shadows quiver
from work undone
breathless winds hover
reticent to blow
life into the
frosted cover
of root and limb
stoic sentinels
silent in their vigil
paint the dim
black lines climb
til balmy breezes
bring softer times

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Comments

  • dlmorrow
    dlmorrowalmost 6 years ago

    Love it, ch!!!!!

  • thanks logan…. even after all the icey days huh…. i appreciate you coming over to my writing… it means alot…… ydhlch

    – butchart

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 6 years ago

    beautiful butch… just beautiful… find myself longing for the icy fingers of winter about now…..

  • hey JP… good to see you….. i’ll trade you some icey fingers for your heat… i’m so sorry about the devastating times there.. horrible indeed…. but geeesh i hate winter….. i hope you and the ones you love are safe…….. and thank you……..b

    – butchart

  • Talking Watermelon
    Talking Waterm...almost 6 years ago

    That is a scene I am all to familiar with, and those are words that ring true. I really don’t miss winter, but there is a sense of melancholy and longing that your photo carries… I can almost taste the air. Perhaps too many memories of bare trees and gray skies?

  • perhaps my friend.. perhaps…… something i would gladly discuss while sipping some coffee and feeling those tropical breeze….. maybe we can send each other some bottled wind…….. just a thought……… ha………. thanks for being around…….b

    – butchart

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8almost 6 years ago

    first the picture.. a photograph looks like trees in a dream, trees caught in a dream very mystical…perhaps smokey as well. I really like the lines “silent in their vigil” and the end of the poem.. I think the trees and all of us long for softer times

  • hey red… thanks so much.. yeah i love the tree shot.. i’m going to put it up seperate.. i think it’s really mystical when seen bigger.. actually i have a series of them…. i thought this one illustrated well the mood of my words….. and yes… we are longing for softer times……thanks for the comments and support…… love and light……..b

    – butchart

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormalmost 6 years ago

    Butch your wonderful words bring magickal love to the soul friend! Truly amazing!!!…)o(

  • ah mal.. hope they can ease yours a bit…. actually my last one (i think you missed)… had words for you and our small circle……. i hope you can make your way to it……… love and light……..b

    – butchart

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 6 years ago

    hey there butch… I’m a way away from the worst of it…. but no one escapes the angst…. this is what climate change is all about… one part of the country is drowning in massive floods and the other end is being consumed in an unbelievable flaming holocust…. and it will only get worse…. can’t wait…..:(

  • glad for that at least…. well it certainly has nothing to do with global woarming.. there is no such thing……. if i were a bit younger and coins in the pocket i’d come over and fight the good fight with ya……..b

    – butchart

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 6 years ago

    no this is climate change for sure… we have fires as part of our normal weather patten but this is something else again….. we’re very vulneralble to that sort of thing here and have to take it seriously…. we don’t need terrorists…. we have climate change and that will do more damage than ten bin ladins…. it’s real we live with it

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 6 years ago

    well… you all are in my thoughts……….xxx………b

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 6 years ago

    thanks darling

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful butch, the words wonderfully written the photo is goes so well..
    thanks for sharing.

  • ah THANk you nancy.. it’s good to see you……. time for winter to be over don’t you think……. i appreciate your kind words….b

    – butchart

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