Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Blue Tree

She was angry with me,
She made her lover insult me.
She was jealous of what I do,
She complained it seriously, to many of you.
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She kept the madness and fears,
She allowed the wrath to grow.
I showered her blue tree with tolerance and smiles,
And sent forgiveness to her deceitful wiles.
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But the blue tree keeps growing,
Things don't look glory or glowing.
She beholds the harmful tree shine,
I'm glad the tree is NOT mine.
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Then into the garden stole,
When the evening has masked the pole,
I'm pleased to see,
I have outstretched beneath this blue tree.

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56 comments:

Strummed Words said...

Nice poem on anger!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem on being angry.
especially if you're not an angry person by nature,

Yvonne,

☺lani☺ said...

Nice poem indeed! Happy Monday!

Myrna R. said...

I really liked this. Your words are full of insight.

Thom said...

Very nice. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is very reminiscent of William Blake's style and use of extended metaphor. The picture was well chosen to link up with your words.

Mary said...

This poem makes its point well!

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Different colours of nature and life should be traced in your poetry...really very nice and attractive.
Hemant

Diane T said...

It is awful when wrath grows and becomes so hurtful.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It's cool we can write these situations into our poems and dilute the effect on our psyches......good job!

Just Me said...

Nice poem. Anger is such a difficult emotion to overcome. Thanks for sharing.

Square Corner said...

Compelling piece of writing on a difficult topic.

william said...

eloquently put xxxx anger does not solve anything xx

DrSoosie said...

Feeling blue from the anger? I agree...excess anger serves only to harm ourselves. but letting go of it is sometimes more difficult than one thinks. Like the poem and the imagery.

Bing (PinkLady) said...

this is quite profound, jingle. anger and forgiveness in a lovely poem. :)

Teresa said...

Excellent poem. It's too often that people do use their anger to hurt others.

Amanda said...

Very well written on anger...which does not bring anyone anywhere. Great poem for Potluck. Thanks Ji xx

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Enjoyed the openness and the tone here, the sweet scent of a compassionate heart.

Thank you.

Read my potluck poem here.

Lu Ann said...

Wow... what a girl!!

Thanks Jingle, you write very well. :D

croleyc69 said...

Wonderful !!

Caroline

Shigune Matsui said...

The jealous part is what really caught my eye. I loved it! Here's mine
http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/10/wimderfehl-and-lovelorn.html

dasuntoucha said...

...I'm pleased to see,I have outstretched beneath this blue tree...

...yes indeed! Nice write. (^_^)

Shashi said...

Very beautiful imagination.. I enjoyed reading and your last words gave me a feeling of much relaxation...
Thanks

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Giovanni said...

"tolerance and smiles"
If we could all learn to practice that.
Great piece.

ds said...

"I have outstretched beneath this blue tree." Wonderful way to overcome anger/jealousy. Wonderful poem. Thank you.

Someone Is Special said...

Lovely poem on angry.. Well written Ji..

--Someone Is Special--

Anonymous said...

a person's true nature is very often unraveled when he/she is jealous or angry.

some people become really ugly.

a very thoughtprovoking poem.

lots of love.
trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

fiveloaf said...

:) nice ji..

Dave King said...

Using the image of the blue tree was an inspiration. Well done.

Just Be Real said...

Wow, I can relate. Blessing and thank you for sharing.

Tabor said...

I am glad I stopped by to read this. I like the music and the flow. Hope you have only pink Mondays ahead.

senderupwords said...

Nice write here. Powerful. Love and Light, Sender

José Ruy Pimentel de Castro said...

Let's all keep away from this tree!
Nice work.

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Insightful. Wise. And as always, well written.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Jingle,
Excellent words which tell of one of the down times and anger.
Just another life experience....

Best wishes,
Eileen

Bernadine said...

A wonderful lesson on dealing with the anger of others. I really loved your words 'showered her blue tree with tolerance and smiles'

Lovely Jingle. Thank you :)

LV said...

Everything about this post is amazing. A perfect blue tree with wonderful words. Loved your blog.

SmilingSally said...

This reminds me of A Poison Tree by William Blake.

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Carrie Burtt said...

"but the blue tree keeps growing"...so much depth in this poem Jingle...i love it! :-)

TALON said...

A perfect poem illustrating anger...and the use of blue just adds an entirely different dimension.So well done, Jingle!

eileeninmd said...

Great poem on anger and well done! Happy Blue MOnday!

Caribbean Fool said...

Very pleasing entry. Love the change of perspective as the poem undulates towards the ending. You have such a talent for building a string of images that develop into a fantastic story. Thanks for posting!

crb.

Lyn said...

The fruit of the poison tree..we can only turn away..not be part of hatred...

liv2write2day said...

I see blue anger as a calm, reasonable anger. I love the interplay of emotion and color.

RiikaInfinityy said...

Wonderfully written Jingle, great job=P~

abthomas said...

Such a contrasting piece, ugly in its topic but beautiful in its wording!

Systematic Weasel said...

You've captured Angry very well. Wonderful post! =)

-Weasel

Olivia said...

What an ethereal one.. a feel of beauty.. yet expressing so intensely..

Anger, I guess eats up the logical reasoning part of our Brain.!!

Wonderfully written.. very Bluish- :)

asmiworld said...

I know how dreadful that anger can get...you have managed to write that here with strong, powerful emotions yet with equal elegance..
beautiful!!

http://scentofmyheart.wordpress.com/ said...

I like when men express their feelings ... especially about women!

woih said...

great writing and thought here Jingle.

Lovely Annie said...

You are so skilled at weaving color, emotion, themes, and more into a single poem that is poignant, clear, and brilliant. Thanks for sharing your poetry Jingle. Makes a huge difference in my world!

Dom* said...

Beautiful poem...sorry I got late with this but still thanks for sharing this Jingle...(+)
soulbro*:)xo---{--@

cesargealogo said...

Full of emotions. The imagery is great.

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Wonderful! Great emotion and smoothly flowing.

Elizena said...

Very passionate poem! I felt anger and hurt and thought how sad that anger is allowed to fester until it damages the one who is feeling this anger, as well as the one who is receiving it.
I think this was very well written and brought out some really good responses from your readers. Blessings!

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