Done for Carpe Diem. And for Gilly
Inspired by Chiyo-Ni’s haiku and Gilly’s photo below to write mine. Chiyo-Ni’s haiku, poignant because it expressed her concerns on making love for the first time on her wedding night, appealed to me.
will it be bitter or not
the first time I pick
with broken branches
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Forest Tinker said:
Yes………….so much meaning here, the first cut is the deepest…
LOL! My first instinct was to write
of pain or joy
first branding 🙂
Oh Celestine! I like your first one and love your finished product…broken branches means so many things.
Yes you are right, Oliana. Broken branches is a powerfully symbolic. 🙂 LOL! the first one is by Chiyo-Ni
I love her poetry so much I just downloaded a book on my Kindle and read it on the bus.
Your words are heart wrenching. That tree can’t express it’s pain but you certainly did.
Thank you Kimmy. 🙂
you know we are easily drawn to the pain of animals, but it takes a true lover of trees to empathize this way
Thank you Gillena. That scar is like it is on my body.
Lucid Gypsy said:
Very poignant dear sis, made me well up.
Thank you, Gilly. Never knew I had it in me. 🙂
this is so emotional and deep – brilliant execution in so few words
Freya, thank you so. 🙂
Because of the tree sap… this reminds me of a sugar maple –
Naturally thin and sweet.
As for marriage one needs to work everyday on that union.
And we can only hope that forced marriages or other ‘first times’ – can be sweetened with time. Kind of like Fiddler on the Roof – :
I had to laugh at Tevye and Golde 🙂 Real entertaining dialogue. 🙂 But they all make sense don’t they? And does love grow where none exists in the first place? I guess it does! It does! 🙂
Sharmishtha Basu said:
milan rajkumar said:
your anthropomorphism is so graceful yet …broken branches symbolise a lot of meaning ! Wonderful ,Celestine !
Milan, thanks. As always 🙂
All hail to the trees. You gave a voice to these silent creatures!
Thank you Nicole. It’s like I’m the one branded one. 🙂