Sunday, March 13, 2011


SURVIVAL

Stumps in the woods
Display above the ground
Long finger roots
Reaching, searching
For life everlasting
Wild boars’ root
To unearth a treat
Of truffles hidden
Near large oak roots
A murder of bright-eyed
Ravens root them on
Waiting for just
A small morsel
Of a dinning treat.
© Mary Nida Smith
The word "root" was the word for the month
on author David L. Harrison's blog.
This is the poem I placed on David' W.O.M.
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8 comments:

Betty Craker Henderson said...

Lovely, Mary. Thank you for sharing. Wish I could write poetry. You put things so nicely.

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Betty, thank you. Betty, you can write poetry;try free verse. I would love to read your first free verse poem. Try it , you will enjoy!

Missy said...

Lovely poem, root is a great word to write a poem with, there are so many directions you can take. I also love the picture!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Thank you Missy. Yes, root has different meanings and is pronounced differently. I believe
that is Mrs.M eatting her peanut.

tasmith1122 said...

Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoyed your root poem, so dense with imagery.

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed your haiku on David's blog.

Living Large said...

Very nice images, Mary!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Thank you Kerri. I enjoyed writing the poem and taking the photo.