binding myself in utter nakedness to your trunk
colors calling to me like the flute upon your lips
ancient maple oozing sap now clinging to my arms
amid my breast, it falls, saturating my fiery blood
divulging her centuries of secrets, we both weep
fires, poison fumes, and humans create her sorrow
last, in this primal forest, for the others are now gone
I will become this year’s light ring as you and I are one
binding myself in utter nakedness to your trunk
49 thoughts on “Lonely Maple”
Thank you my friend. So glad you enjoyed it. Have an amazing weekend. Love ❤️ Joni
The ending about becoming the tree’s ring is just… fantastic.
Oh thank you my friend. I am so glad you liked the poem and so delighted you got the ending. Have a blessed weekend. Love to you and yours. ❤️Joni
A most lovely poem Joni, beautiful! All the best to you!
Thank you my friend. I really appreciate your ready. Sending you and your wife blessings and love for the weekend.
Beautiful lines well expressed. I trust you’ve been well?
Thank you my friend for your kind words. I am blessed and staying safe. Hope you and your family are all doing great as well. Love and blessings for a great weekend. ❤️Joni
All is well, thank you. I hope you and your family is well to. Welcome and thanks for the good wishes. May you have a great weekend to. 🌻
Thank you kinge. 🌸🌸 We are blessed to have ourselves and our loved ones with us these days.
Yes we are❤
Powerful and profound. I love the closing! Well written, Jonikins!
Thank you my dear friend. I am glad you liked the end. Looking forward to reading your piece tomorrow. Love and hugs my friend. 🤗💕❤️Jonikins
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Thank you John. Sending you love. 💕❤️Have a safe and peaceful weekend. Joni
You are very welcome. Sending love back.
Beautiful piece, Joni.
Loved the last line. ❤
Oh thank you so much. You are so kind to read my work. I am glad you liked that line. I did too. It is funny how people understand what you are saying when you don’t know if it will work. Have a blessed weekend. Love to you and your family. 💕❤️Joni
You’re very welcome.
Stay safe. ❤
Thank you Monica. I am delighted you liked it. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Stay safe y’all. Love ❤️ Joni
Such a beautiful poem as always Joni. Your words always give such love and warmth like you!
Have a great weekend!
You too my friend. Thank you for your generous words Cindy. You are very sweet to me. You be safe and have a blessed weekend. Love ❤️ ya Joni
You are so welcome Joni! I hadn’t seen anything come through from you for awhile so was glad to find this. Happy Diwali dear Friend. Love and hugs back ❤️🤗🤗🤗❤️
The ending pulled me in. Becoming a ring of a tree…such a lovely thought. <3
Thank you my friend. I have a real thing about trees. I just think they are such beautiful creations. I hope we learn to take better care of them. There is a 2600 year old cypress not far from were we live in NC. Such a cool tree to study about. Have an amazing weekend my friend. Love to you and your loved ones. ❤️Joni
❤️ I love your heart Joni. I have to tell you….I hug trees that I come close to. I hugged the Angel Tree and breathed into it. I mean, they need our air and we need theirs. Whenever I come across and old tree I breathe into it imagining my breath mingling with the breath of hundreds and thousands of years of people who interacted with that tree. And the spirit of the tree….I believe in that. I wrote a little book called The Sentinel (I will send you a digital copy if you are comfortable sharing an email). 🙂
Beautiful poem, as always, I love your lovely writings and the depth they carry. ❤️ Ending is so splendid 💖🌺💚😊
So very kind of you. That means more than you know. Your kind words are a blessing. Thank you and be blessed my friend. Love to you and all your loved ones. 💕❤️
Pleasure is all mine Joni ❤️ thank you and you too be blessed and have a wonderful day 🌼🌷😊💖
Thank you so much my friend as it makes me happy to know you enjoyed it. Have a blessed day. ❤️Joni
Lovely. You have a way of capturing beauty, Joni. <3
Good morning dearest Anna. I appreciate your kind words and your reading. Sending you love my friend and continued prayer. Love you ❤️💕Joni
Sound very peaceful and pretty, I’m loving it, dear Joni! Love, Sovely
Thank you Sovely. You are a sweetheart. Thank you for your kind words. They are always treasured. Be safe and blessings to you and all your loved ones. ❤️Joni
OH GOOD LORD!!! JONI!!! I LOVE this! Wow. Absolutely gorgeous. Just wow. Thank You!!! Hugest hugs Your way! 🤗❤️😊!
We just love our trees don’t we. We can’t help ourselves. Thank you for your kindnesses my sweet friend. Take good care of yourself and your honey. Sending love, hugs and lady bugs Joni
My absolute pleasure, beautiful Joni! And yes! We SOOOOO do love our trees!!! I often call them the Grand Council. Just reread You beautiful poem. Sigh……❤️❤️❤️. You’re so wonderful to read! And Thank You….You and Your honey take good care as well!!! Lady bug hugs received. They have been loaded up with return hugs and a couple of dragon kisses! Taking flight in Your direction now….😅💖🤗!!!
Thank you my friend you all ways make me smile. I imagine you, a tender hearted soul on an island surrounded by your clapping and talking trees and many mystical creatures. I can imagine you siping iced tea and painting in the sun. It makes me smile. I received the dragon kisses which tickled my cheeks and of course melted and the lady bugs are in the living room having coffee ☕️ with me and my honey. So thank you dearest Katy. Love y’all 💕❤️🤗😘🐉🧚🏻
Oh WOW!!!! You just gifted so much joy! I’m sitting here laughing having a glass of wine by the fire (it’s cold enough tonight!!!!….just!) by my beautiful man and sweet cat, Pappy. Laughing at You and Your honey having coffee with the ladybugs! 🤣 That’s my favorite thing I’ve heard today! I hear visually….so You just gifted exponentially! 😃💖🤗! Thank You, lovely, for the absolute JOY You just gifted! Love You, too!!!
My sweetie and I are sending you and your honey an album of lady bug hymns and ok they do get away with singing jazz tunes during the week, so sending the B side too. Glad you enjoy my silly self but I do get pleasure at imaging you in this mystical island. It is funny but as I get older it is amazing the things in life that bring me joy. Glad I made you and your honey laugh. Have a good rest of your week. I will be visiting your site and catching up the next two days. Goodnight y’all. Love ❤️ Joni
AH! We delightedly await the album! Wow!!! 🤣 No worries about time here…I am so behind in blogland it’s ridiculous. 😳😄 Sending much Love Your way! 💖
It is hard to keep up some time. Enjoy the music. Sending love ❤️🤗💕🧚♀️🧚♀️🐉🐉