Thursday, April 25, 2013

Redbud Tree (an attempt at a sijo poem)





REDBUD TREE

The tender purple buds unfold, becoming leaves of rich scarlet.
My life unfolds before my eyes, the fleeting youth has vanished.
The Sun and truth can burn, I take comfort in the shade of years.


Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

written for dVerse

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13 comments:

  1. This made me smile - I too take comfort in that shade - K

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  2. I love the parallel between the tree and yourself - wonderful use of the form.

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  3. I like the gentleness and calm acceptance...the shade of years is also comforting ~

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  4. smiles...really nice comparison...there is beauty to be had at all ages you know...and life to be lived as well...appreciate that shade...smiles.

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  5. "the shade of years", it is nice when we can be content, but it can be a challenge. Nicely done.

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  6. This poem did make me smile, I too feel the comfort of shade after the tumultuous years of youth - such a well-turned metaphor you wove into this sijo.

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  7. This is a very reflective poem about life and change and finding peace within the changing blossoms. Nice..

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  8. Nice..taking comfort in nature..sun can burn..time does fly by ;)

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  9. I love how you used the metaphors of nature to your philosophic pondering

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  10. taking comfort in the shade of years is a good thing and seeing the change in nature as well...interacts nicely with each other

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  11. ...very inspiring and leaves an important message i would love to carry in life... smiles... thank you for this....

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  12. I like the twist in this... lots to think about.

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