Birches

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    Poem Commentary

    This was a reflection piece to the poem "Birches" by Robert Frost.

    Birches

    "Half grant my wish."

    She bends and she breaks as he leaves
    for new forests.
    And he always leaves her as a birch tree,
    bending forward and backward for him.
    He molds her and shapes her to his liking--
    whether she be broken in half,
    or almost to that point.
    I observe and I don't know why she clings to him.
    His facade of beauty
    which only leaves her in disappointment.
    Her fake smiles only half grant my wish,
    which is, for her,
    content peace
    in a broken world.
    Or in her case,
    a shattered world.
    Small buds of pink flowers
    appear at the tips of her branches,
    and if you broke her branch,
    it would reveal stiff, green flesh.
    That is, until he leaves.
    Then the buds shrivel to dark knots,
    and her flesh grows brown and dead.
    For her,
    life is short.
    He will always be winter
    when she wishes for summer.
    A field of wishes
    and a forest of pine trees,
    but not birches,
    for that would only remind her
    of herself.

    By: Brandi Deacon
    2009

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    SoggyCheerios commented on Birches

    03-23-2010

    really good poem BringMeBullets. Good symbolical form life in general

    BringMeBullets

    03/23/2010

    Thank you, Aaron. :)

    Tinytree commented on Birches

    03-02-2010

    A definate favorite, I could read your words forever. So beautiful.

    BringMeBullets

    03/02/2010

    Thank you so much. :) It means a lot to me.

    dahlusion commented on Birches

    03-01-2010

    Simply poetic; metaphorically masterful. "He will always be winter when she wishes for summer." — again you have penned another unique line. Bravo! Peace and Light...

    BringMeBullets

    03/02/2010

    Thank you, Dah. :)

    Jayandben commented on Birches

    11-11-2009

    This poem reminds me of so many aspects of life that could relate to a relationship. I adore the description you write with. It makes me melt! :)

    BringMeBullets

    11/12/2009

    I try to make it so that people can relate to what I'm writing. I guess I achieved that with you. Thank you for reading. :)

    dumplin commented on Birches

    10-14-2009

    Very nicely expressed! Thank you for sharing, Brandi!

    BringMeBullets

    11/06/2009

    Thank you for reading it. :)

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