once a tree stood.

tread for days

     blood pours

in a drowning

     diving into oceans.

A murmur

     in the stillness

of the sea

absent in the lunula white,

weeping in the dying of the eventide

     may you decide to leave

as the crawfish float in unyielding waters,

     delusional, still seeking

the innocence of the rock,

give it a kiss for me

          before you leave it

on the grave,

          dying in the autumn

once a tree stood.

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A/N: Written in response to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s Tuesday Writing Prompt (7/7/2020): Write a poem or piece of prose around the words “in the stillness.”

I hope you enjoyed the read, and as always, thoughts, feedback and critiques are appreciated.


  30 comments for “once a tree stood.

  1. July 7, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    This is so beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

  2. July 7, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Certainly, you nailed the prompt – a beautiful piece of work, Lucy

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 7, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so very much for the kind words and the reblog. ❤️❤️❤️

      Like

      • July 7, 2020 at 4:52 pm

        My pleasure, thank you for writing such a great poem

        Liked by 1 person

  3. July 7, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Reblogged this on About the Jez of It and commented:

    Lucy captures my mood today – a beautiful poignant poem

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 8, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Lucy, I nominate you to the sunshine blogger award.
    For getting further informations.. Check out my latest post.
    Congrats dear👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

  5. July 8, 2020 at 11:43 am

    This was a good read. Good work there.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. July 8, 2020 at 11:58 am

    It’s beautiful work, evoking a sadness for the dying/dead tree. And other layers of depth within

    Liked by 2 people

  7. July 9, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Beautiful! 💙👍💙

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 9, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much. ☺️❤️

      Like

  8. July 10, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful poetry, Lucy 💗

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 10, 2020 at 2:23 am

      Aww, thank you. 💕

      Like

  9. July 10, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Brilliant piece of writing!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. July 11, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely piece

    Liked by 1 person

  11. July 15, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Really enjoy this one; something very fantastical about it

    Liked by 1 person

  12. July 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Filled with beautiful and wondrous images from the soul.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. August 4, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I like lunula white. It’s an arresting, interesting choice.

    Liked by 1 person

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