Tree

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I see a tree
It won’t leave my mind
What stories are hidden in its branches?
What seeds of creativity are waiting to fall
upon the world in a shower of imagination and playfulness?

If I open the door
will I descend into Alice’s world?
Will the white rabbit and mad hatter await me?
Arrows and names point in all directions
infinite possibility awaits the believer

The tree in inviting
its whimsical appearance
elicits smiles
sparks the mind to embark
on a journey of chance

There are no right or wrong ways
the path is not straight or narrow
Looking upon the tree
one’s eye is directed upward
Spirit soars
Engage in the enchantment

6 thoughts on “Tree

  1. Meghan says:

    I feel rather tempted to write a response to your poem in the form of another poem of mine. Would you bear with me and read it? I begin with your first line:

    “I see a tree
    it won’t leave my mind”
    its branches sway in the breeze
    painting the sky with lace-like patterns

    Can the sky feel these branches?
    Do the tree leaves tickle the sky?
    If I climb up into its branches will I
    be able to touch the sky?

    Thank you, Mary, for inspiring me to play a little here 🙂

    • mincs1 says:

      I love your writing, Meghan! It seems more playful than mine. I’m happy I was able to inspire you!

      • Meghan says:

        Thank you, Mary, however, please do not compare your writing with mine. That way leads to self-criticism and doubt. Remember, just watch your own advancement in your own writing and remember to compliment yourself!! I only responded as I did because you had me in a playful mood and I simply wanted to join in for a change. 🙂

  2. Meghan says:

    I have another thought, Mary. I realize this is your blog of creativity and imaginative exploration and I enjoy reading your posts & responding. How would you feel if sometimes I post something on your blog of poetry or pieces I am working on for your comments? A kind of dialogue between kindred spirits? Let me know if I am over-stepping myself here!

    • mincs1 says:

      I would be honored to have you post any pieces you would like, Meaghan. A dialogue between ourselves or any other reader is happily invited and accepted!!

      • Meghan says:

        Thank you, Mary! I have done very little in the way of artistic endeavours for myself yet I enjoy reading your posts and thinking about how I might “reply.” Your creativity keeps my toes in the artistic waters. Blessings!

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