Wednesday, August 01, 2007


















This silhouette is based on the photograph that inspired this short poem

Short lived

It’s a scruffy wee tree
atop a lumpen bit of hill.
April found it leafless,
July confirmed it lifeless,
but from within this scribble
of may tiny breasts, caged
in thorn, offer songs to the day.

8 Comments:

Blogger Verilion said...

It certainly is a scruffy wee tree. Like the line: within this scribble

9:42 pm  
Blogger tea and cake said...

Brilliant as ever! And, I loved your short story on Halo - good luck!

I have also to let you know that I have tagged you over on my blog!

4:12 am  
Blogger Lucy said...

Perfect match of poem and picture.

6:00 am  
Blogger PI said...

I turn my back for a moment and there are Pages to catch up on.
I like you knobbley tree.

9:49 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks all. Tea & Cake I really need to catch up on my links. I'll try to do it this weekend.

I would post more poems, but our writers group competition is coming up and posting it on your own blog seemms to count as publishing it, so once I decided what to submit I'll maybe post some other things I've been working on. We're only allowed one poem, so I'm really torn.

10:32 am  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

And even caged, we sing.

Truly.

What a wonderful poem, thank you.

I think you may have already gotten this, if you did, it's definitely worth a double dip to you.

I awarded you with a thoughtful blogger award on my page... please drop by when you get a chance, and pick it up.


Best,
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

6:11 am  
Blogger Verilion said...

Jeez! That's the third one! Hi Apprentice, it seems that Scarlett and I had a mind meld of the Star Trekkian variety this morning and I too awarded you a Thoughtful Blogger Award! It's over at the blog for you.

9:56 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thank you both very much! I doubt my husband would agree though, lol!

10:44 am  

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