by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Friday, December 26, 2003
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Sad little tree, bedecked with Man’s elapsed
lights, ornaments and bows…no more will strive
to heights below sun’s cosmic plan, collapsed
by weight of sap-drained star, no more alive.
So, weep, little tree, entrapped by sad Man’s
fright, bowed and ornamental; weep freely
belittled symbol, dried tears of fear spans
demise, cradled by needles, concretely
set in sad solitude of earth’s façade,
ornamented in faithless bow of blight,
benumbed by frigid eyes of loveless god
that created self-will’s selfish delight.
Souled little tree, let spirit leave; expired,
your sacrifice is all that is required.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 12/26/03
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|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Perfect sonnet form details the death of trees that could have been cleaning our air: excellent. That's why I only use artificial. They can look just as nice. 'Course, miss the smell, but pine scented oils or room sprays can (sort of) mimic it...well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|Super! Good point, Erin. Nothing more contradicting than to worship life before dying tree!
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|This should be paired with the music from "Oh Tannenbaum". You made your point anyway.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|Reviewed by E. Richardson
|a poem after my own heart...I have not had a real Christmas tree in many years...nothing is more sad to me than to see the trees, tossed in the garbage or left to decay in yards and fields...
Nice piece of work here.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Erin a poem that touched my heart brought back memories. I wrote a poem in seventh grade about a christmas tree that died;-) of course it was only a childrens perspective, but it had the same premise yours does. Your words are magical, and heartfelt!Happy New Year, may it be good to you!|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Hauntingly beautiful and deep Erin!!
Happy New Year My Friend?
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Deep and Beautiful write ...erin