Dark Mossy Tree


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As a child, I played beneath this tree and it stays in my mind. It's a soothing memory.

Dark Mossy Tree

Dark Mossy Tree


Your dark, dank limbs grow wide

Remembering you in my mind

Your strong roots placed so deeply

Moss hanging oh so sweetly

Green peat growing neatly


Amidst damp bark beneath my feet

Branches raised reeling, arched dramatically toward the sky’s ceiling


Sweeping above me, telling stories of a century

Of times both glorious and grey

Breezes past skinned knees, broken in disarray


Buzzing bees

Lilacs, wildflowers that grew wildly in the breeze

Smiled nearby as promises broken and kept

 Reveal for a moment, never to intercept


A mystical bird chirped, campfires swirled

Crickets hummed, frogs croaked, squirrels whirled

Dark mossy tree remembers all, echoing children’s laughter

Emitting swampy dreams long after


For to look at you is therapy for the soul

Remembering all the stories left untold


-M. Jacobs

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WordSlinger commented on Dark Mossy Tree


This is really cool, I 'm wondering if there is more trees like this around, trees are so cool, ty WS



This little story is part real and partly my interpretation of it, as a dream, I envisioned what the tree felt like and what images it has seen.Thanks.

knight4696 commented on Dark Mossy Tree


Great Job Marion! A beautifully written remembrance of childhood



Glad you enjoyed that one. I am trying to catch up on all of yours.

Paolo commented on Dark Mossy Tree


What a glorious telling of a place that certainly has meant something to you. Any stanza could stand alone as packet of images and tell a story of it's own; that is how dense this work is with images. Because there is a story here and it is a interesting one you want to read this work again and again and maybe again.



Thanks for reading and your comments

ginga commented on Dark Mossy Tree


Jake, The poem is inspirational in its story of the dark mossy tree. It stands so high like an icon to be worshiped. The poem also reads similar to a fable or legend, that is why I rate it a 10 and also why it catches your soul and transcends the psyche if only for awhile. ginga



Ginga, ty, I appreciate your perspective about Dark Mossy Tree. It's nice to know that it has that feel to it for the reader.

jademelissa74 commented on Dark Mossy Tree


This is a soothing poem, filled with childhood memories and spiritual balance. I see why you enjoyed my "cedar tree" :)) Great write Marion!



Jade, ty, I think it's wonderful that you found it soothing and spiritual.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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