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  Old Man Speaking With Tree
by Nordette Adams
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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poems should not be summarized

"And so," he said.

"We are never happy with who we are.

This is why we count by fractions the

measure of us."

We huddle within fear

beneath the echoing silence of our


We make peace with the night by seconds

and widowless thought that keeps

eyes to the ceiling.

Our hearts thud

as the moon chases sun.

We dream of what can't be.

(c) 2009 Nordette Adams


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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 4/30/2012
I read this twice - and I will read it again. This is unusual for me. Your style and thought process interest me.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/27/2009
Thought provoking...very nicely done!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/5/2009
You caught me & you told the world of my enjoyment with tree & me that the world knows maybe I can be released from my rubber room...;-) e
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/5/2009
Another excellent poem, thank you for sharing!
In Christs Love
Reviewed by William Haynes 1/30/2009
a wisp of sadness to this with a ray of hope
Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/12/2008
I enjoyed this outstanding poem
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/11/2008
You pick up where you left off, Nordette...'ve got me thinking. It is nice to read you again, mon amie. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 12/10/2008
Far Better To Dream Of What You Can Be(come) Than Not Dream At All,i.e.Without Dreams (Imagination) You Have Nothing To Dream Of Not Even Your Own Success...

Etal: Success Is Not Making Billion$ (Being Greedy $ Wealthy)-Success Is Whence You Have Accomplished What You Set Out To Do Even If It Takes A Lifetime To Accomplish It...


Reviewed by A PAX 12/10/2008
LOL does summerization negate a review Nordette :)
I like this especially this stanza

We make peace with the night by seconds
and widowless thought that keeps
eyes to the ceiling.

to me, the old man and the tree represent the continuity of life, and the searching for more.........
pax A

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/10/2008
Excellent....good to read you again ahead of me girl :) !!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/10/2008
Welcome home, you've been missed!!!! This is keenly penned: no wastd words or motion. Favorite line:

"... We make peace with the night by seconds
and windowless thought ...." <---boy, I've been there. LOL

Well done, mon ami.

(((HUGS))) and love, and Merry Christmas, Karla.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 12/10/2008
Sometimes we dream of what can be too. Wonder-ful and -filled poem and great title to match! ~ Sara

(P.S. - I never did get to ask about your name.)
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/10/2008
An excellent poem you have written,take care

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/10/2008
Great write, Nordette; so nice to read you again!! You've been missed, (((GIRL)))! Very well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D XOXOX0X0

May you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous 2009!!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 12/10/2008

Wise ponderings... "Old Man Speaking With Tree" sings.

I salute You, Poet.

In respect and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/9/2008
Nordette is back,with a gem to capture our senses...
So good to have you here, hope you stay and play;-)

Love and hugs,
Reviewed by jude forese 12/9/2008
we dream of what can't be until we realize we are dreaming ...

good stuff, girl - glad to read you again ;)
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 12/9/2008
perhaps that is what makes dreaming so inticing...
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/9/2008
Wonderful to see you back on the board, Nordette...I've missed your poetry which always shares some insight on life and its branching of values...what you have here is a poem of many offshoots analagous to roots and dreams which can become root bound and stifle our determined, we can scrape the bark and peel our aloneness away...counting tree rings tells the age of how long we have been without what we truly want...and want to be. Happy Holidays to you and your family...


Books by
Nordette Adams

The Goddess and The Skylark, Dancing Through the Word Labyrinth

  1. Meditation
  2. Push On
  3. God's In Control
  4. God Created Sex
  5. Draw me close to you
  6. Meant To Be
  7. Just As You Are
  8. Heaven Is Listening
  9. Mysteries Of Tomorrow
  10. Always Forever
  11. Something Beautiful
  12. Never Walk in Fear
  13. Touched By Angels
  14. Inner Sanctums
  15. Get Thee Behind Me Satan
  16. In An Instant
  17. This Lady is Alive!
  18. Your Grace Amazes Me
  19. One Last View
  20. Striving To Do Well

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