In the forest lays the tree
Quiet , made no sound
Did the tree cry out has it was
Brought down , inch by agonizing

To become a yellowing decaying log

Did anyone hear the log screaming?
Any ear , hear the log as it toppled, fell
Crashed through the forest?

Was it age that did for the tree?
Or did a mortal course it's demise?
Trees less mortal than humans , more eternal
Live out generations of humankind

Trees been hear almost from the beginning of life on earth

ken d williams

The Dyslectic Wordsmith

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Written on 2015-01-21 at 23:56

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JK Fisher
Awesome read Ken. Keep writing, my dear friend.

Soup in the Sand
Powerful with such tangible emotion...superb ekphrastic poem. Very stirring with so many whirling thoughts evoked...about life, death, existence. Makes me think about the motivation behind the living, and the peaceful silence of the dying; the still and patient wisdom of the trees and the more desperate scrambling antics of the ephemeral humans- two alien worlds almost, yet deeply connected and rooted to one another. I love that line, "trees less mortal than humans, more eternal" it has such potency...along with "Did the log cry out as it was brought down, inch by agonizing inch?" Thank you so much for this. Excellent write, Mr. Ken D. Williams. Best wishes,

autumn jade

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done, Ken. It's interesting to see what each of us adds into that simple painting.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
You've caught it, Ken. Spot on.