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.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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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