Author's Note: This poem dedicated to my father(died Sept.2003)&father-in-law(died Jan.2005). Both of them were great men who suffered a difficult death in the end (due to stroke complications).

Hardwood Down

heavy hardwood down
wrestled to the ground
scattered without leaves
silent winter trees

Poetry by melanie sue
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Written on 2009-01-07 at 04:12

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Sometimes less is more
This is more
Visit my page and add me as a friend
but only if you like my prose
and would like a Witch as a friend.
Can I add you ?
Love and be blessed

Nice. I like trees, sometimes more than people, You may read my poem about Death of a Tree

I must have missed this one, the power from these few words is great, emotive and is poetry at it's best.

An excellent write Melanie Sue. I love this piece. Like KJC said explanations make all the difference in the world in how we take a poem and apply its meaning. Great Work my friend! Damon

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Few and powerful words!
Beautiful in a sad way.
A flower falls
we love it...

I didn't read the dedication at first - it makes the piece even richer, of course, but also without it's a striking image indeed. Wonderful. And, oh, I love trees so much ... have to bookmark this :) Thanks.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I have only just seen this - but this is such evocative and powerful writing :-)

Elle x

Phyllis J. Rhodes
It almost hurt reading this, knowing where it came from. It is brilliant in its few words, which carry such power in what they represent.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
what a mind picture you created with your words which emote such a sadness.

Well if it wasn't for your author's note I would of just read it for what it is. What a interesting twist of words and thanks for the explanation, I believe those footnotes are important to the reader as it opens up a different meaning altogether.