The Whisper of Birch Trees and Breeze

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Jennifer Vranes – “New Beginnings”

 


I’ve decided the leafy path is too straight. I want
to get my hands on these papery trees, zig-zag

my way through their skins. The year’s all spill
-ed out in golden crimson veins and squint of sky

and I am skipping. To. From. Bent-bark dancing:
me, myself and I. Do you hear the rustle of my

hope? It hums. It strums itself through knotholes
and silvered trunk. It’s drunk on all that ever (after)

that could be. Follow me. We’ll thrum this year in
wonder, wander it loose. Free. The way it ought to be.

 

 

 

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22 Responses to The Whisper of Birch Trees and Breeze

  1. Marie Elena says:

    Oh my goodness this is splendidly spilled! Totally sharing.

  2. Yes – think I’ll join you

  3. Grace says:

    I will go skipping & bent-bark dancing with you De ~ This is a song of joy, free as it ought to be ~

  4. Waltermarks says:

    So, leafing the straight and narrow? That’s a wonderful way to stroll through winter’s bleak.

  5. Cello Jolie says:

    “to get my hands on these papery trees, zig-zag” … Love what you did there. Also throughout this section:
    “my way through their skins. The year’s all spill
    -ed out in golden crimson veins and squint of sky”

    You’re so clever, always.

  6. Kathy Reed says:

    I was right there skipping and zigzagging with you….I happen to love birch trees..and the contrast between papery skins and knotholes….feeling free!

  7. What a dance as (it should) be!

  8. I cannot see that this can be done with shoes on… wonderful and filled with joy, and this is how the world should be.

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    “…..We’ll thrum this year in
    wonder, wander it loose. Free. The way it ought to be.”…I’d love to follow…

  10. Truedessa says:

    I think it is best to go zig zagging and feel the skin of life enjoying the moment. I just want to run along to see what I can find.

  11. Glenn Buttkus says:

    OMG–a song of life, of hope. of heartfelt murmurs; wow. So nice to tune into your positive vibe as most of our environs today are bleak & dystopian. Like Grace , I love the lines /bent-bark dancing/ and /rustle of my hope/. You’ve got me smiling this morning as I listen to the 50 mph winds outside rattling the fiberglass on my deck lid.

  12. An optimistic, joyful start to something new. It’s great.

  13. Olga says:

    Love the idea of altering the image and our path into the new year with a joyful song and dance. ❤

  14. lillian says:

    Zig zagging through papery trees and bent-bark dancing…I LOVE it! Such energy here — so joyful! 🙂

  15. Mish says:

    I do hear the rustle of your hope and I like the sound! This is a gem.

  16. C.C. says:

    Such a De-lightful sing-song melody of hope 🙂

  17. maria says:

    Ah, this felt like a calling to all wandering souls. ❤

  18. mhmp77 says:

    kaykuala

    We’ll thrum this year in
    wonder, wander it loose.
    Free. The way it ought to be

    Very true De! Something positive should result from all the efforts done in 2016. The political will to effect changes seem to be wrought with lots of rhetorics and lame excuses. In the meantime, the weak countries continue to bear the brunt of human conflicts!

    Hank

  19. NJ says:

    I was almost singing it out like a song. It’s so delightfully cheery 🙂

  20. Raivenne says:

    “Do you hear the rustle of my

    hope? It hums.”
    Yes, it does! I want to skip and zig-zag with you!

  21. This dances off the page and invites us to dance too. I’m in.

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