Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto

Thanks to Sue for her weekly Write Photo challenge

For visually challenged writers, the image shows the spreading filigree of tree roots beneath a green canopy, with brightly coloured objects tied to the branches.
I am a Tree of Life,
One who is told secrets and given gifts,
Each a token of yearning and love.
I do not tell.
I gather wishes and dreams,
Embrace them to me
Like a miser with gold,
Providing safe haven and refuge.
My roots are like children
Going forth to make their own way
In a world of wonder,
Uncertainty and mystery.
Forever their shelter and guardian,
My arms reach outwards and up,
Taking strength from the sun
And feeling the tears of the rain.
I absorb sorrow and pain,
I am a Tree of Life.
I do not tell.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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20 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I love the image of roots as children…this is really lovely, Di.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Di, this is a truly beautiful poem about the tree of life. The photo is so evocative isn’t it 💜💜💜

  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Delightful imagery, beautiful poem Di.

  4. Sadje says:

    A wonderful poem.

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  6. joylennick says:

    Beautiful imagery, Sue. Suggests something beyond our knowledge… x

  7. Alli Templeton says:

    Superb poem, Di. Full of emotion and imagery. I love the idea of the tree absorbing sorrow and pain, and that it keeps secrets. A fitting tribute to a special tree. 🙂

  8. I really love what you did here. This is so true.

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