Wednesday, October 15, 2008


"Happy Birthday, Your Majesty."
"Thank you, dear."
"How old are you today?"
"Lie down and I will tell you."
Below her sunkissed limbs, her shade blanketed me.
"Listen." Her rustling stirred me.
"Touch." I clutched her roots.
"Inhale." I breathed her earth.
Euphoric, I soared and playfully danced with her leaves, then floated down with many to the ground.
"Close your eyes."
A leaf tickled my right foot.
"The past." I held my breath.
Several fell to my legs.
"The present." I sensed their gentle power.
More rested on my chest.
"The future." I caressed them.
One glided over each eye.
"Eternity." I opened my eyes.
"I am," she said.
And I understood.
**written by petra michelle**


Mama Zen said...

This is beautiful! Ethereal.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome...just beautiful!

White Rose said...

This is wonderful! I love the last line, profound!

Poetikat said...

I like this very much Petra Michelle. It makes me think of being a child and recognizing the beauty of nature for the first time.


tipper said...

Loved it! This is my favorite poem of yours I've read so far. Makes me want to go hug a tree!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Lovely! It makes you want to close your eyes and feel each leave as it slowly careens downward and lands on you.

sarah, rsm said...

beautiful, and i love how you wrote the poem in the lovely colors of autumn ...