Monday, July 11, 2011

Encroachment



There’s an Oak in the woods that tells tales

About cypress, maples, and pines

All the saplings would listen

And pay close attention

About the humans

Their encroachment

Man’s hunger

To kill

Trees

15 comments:

zongrik said...

I like how you set this up visually, and also that you told a story.

Beachanny said...

Yes I think your visual was extremely effective in your construction adding power to the meaning of your words. Well done and thank you so much for writing and linking today. Gay

Brian Miller said...

sad the destruction we reap upon the trees...nice enviro msg in your nonnet...kinda glad you are not upside down today..smiles.

Altonian said...

Our neighbour had a beautiful birch tree felled because she scraped it with her car. There was room for a double-articulated to drive past it - but she hit it!
I immediately took a 'deprived' birch sapling from the woods and planted it in a safe place in our front garden. It now stands a proud 20ft. high, and growing. One out - one back.

Louise said...

So sadly true...nice write with a good message.

hedgewitch said...

Man's hunger to kill...anything and everything, but trees seem worse somehow because of what it takes to make them, how much they give, and the fact they can't run away. Thanks for the anti-Lords of Creation message, and nifty work with the form.

Kim Nelson said...

One instance where the gossip is likely worth listening to!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/07/11/isnt-it-ironic/

Natasha said...

As a species it seems we are driven to destruct, and we started with the trees! In my neck of the woods it seems a good 50% of the population is employed by the forestry industry (when they can find the trees!) The other 50% headed out west to help us slay the oil dragon! All for the sake of dollars...there has got to be a better way for us to get on in this world. Power to the poets, this piece speaks volumes!

wolfsrosebud said...

Kinda sad... nicely done. I liked the oak's advantage. Stately things they are.

oldegg said...

Man is a hunter. It is in his nature to kill things. He who lives by the sword will die by the sword. Don't worry the trees will survive it is in their nature.

beccagivens said...

I am investigating the examples of Nonette ... a breadcrumb following another breadcrumb! I like the story - even with the sad ending.

Neni said...

I like the first line... :)

jaerose said...

Trees must be alive..long suffering maybe..but I think they will out live us even we keep chopping..Jae

Isabel said...

it is always a sad thing to have a tree fall before its time.great poem

Belva@MainelyMugUps said...

Trees do tell tales. We just can't hear what they are saying now, but someday we will. Thanks.

I'm Just a Man (Recording Experiment ... I can't sing)

I am in the mood to change my tree to a cubic version.