Untitled (You say that trees bring their art to the world)

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Delirious, dauntless and dissolute – this Autumn breeze, brilliant petals
of pink and gold that serve as a backdrop to tousled hair and reddening
contour; reading what I have just written, I now believe that the season
is synonymous, the growing cycle gifts with both ripeness and maturity;
it’s no less than a step towards realizing, recognizing and reclaiming
true self.

I am what I have always been – fiery, determined with a purpose of
fulfilling my life’s direction. You say that trees bring their art to the world,
their branches
taking root in the sky— but tell me for I understand not, I
have lived so long with rough-barked beauties, so long that I’d hug them
had there not been people flitting around. Do they feel the way we do?
And when the season wraps them in scarlet, do they carry on with hope?

 

 

 

Photo credits: “Traces,” by Mara Light, Pinterest

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Comments

  1. Lillian says:

    Oh Sanaa….this is just beautiful! “I have lived so long with rough-barked beauties” – what an amazing line. The identification with nature here in the autumnal season is wondrous….and the questioning the feelings of the trees? Existential to the penultimate. I love this response to the prompt! Thank you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  2. msjadeli says:

    I like your empathy with the trees, Sanaa. They are very much deserving of it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  3. Ingrid says:

    Truly beautiful writing, Sanaa: I would not blame you for hugging a tree! Your closing questions are heartrendingly poignant.❤️We must surely carry on with hope in these difficult times.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I read much more than just the love of the trees in this, to me, this is about how you may continue growing even when it seems most impossible… after winter comes spring

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  5. Francis says:

    Wonderful, and trees are a true wonder and you are champion of them.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  6. This is beautiful, Sanaa!
    “And when the season wraps them in scarlet, do they carry on with hope?” ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  7. gillena Cox says:

    We look to the trees and always questions arise
    Nice one Sanaa

    Much❤love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Gillena 💄❤️

      Much love ….

  8. but tell me for I understand not, I
    have lived so long with rough-barked beauties,

    I loved this image. Reminded me of people I have known and lived around… crusty on the outside, full of life on the inside!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  9. calmkate says:

    what a loving and colourful tribute to nature and the season … a delightful read!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  10. Jane Dougherty says:

    Lovely reflection on the beauty of trees.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  11. As soon as I saw the title, I knew I would love it, Sanaa! And I love the way you have woven the prompt line into your words. I so identify with the words: ‘I have lived so long with rough-barked beauties, so long that I’d hug them had there not been people flitting around’. I hug them regardless!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  12. Ah, when the season wraps them in scarlet, they sigh and prepare for a nice rest while looking forward to the rejuvenation to come! Having read what I have just written, I believe!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Beverly 💄❤️

  13. This is so beautifully written Sanaa. It is rich with imagery, quite breathtaking 💕☺️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  14. Another excellent effort, weaving the prompt line in seamlessly. Your prose, like mine, can’t help but be poetic. I adore any work about trees. I’ve written several; their existential potential is huge. I liked, “I am what I have always been–fiery”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it! 💄❤️

      (You are always so generous with praise) 🙂

  15. I’m surrounded by trees here, Sanaa, and they (like ne) are applauding this laudable work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  16. Lucy says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  17. Susan says:

    This is just beautiful, Sanaa. I love the way your wrap it all up, magnificen!. My favorite is “that trees bring their art to the world,
    their branches taking root in the sky.” Nicely done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      😉

  18. I could just copy and paste every line for this is so beautiful but this line stands out even higher than the others for me “You say that trees bring their art to the world, their branches taking root in the sky” I love that image and that impossible possibility.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Deborah 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you! 💄❤️

      (You are so sweet!)

  19. Kerfe says:

    who can resist trees? they indeed reflect our own seasons.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Kerfe 💄❤️

  20. What a beautifully written piece on trees.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  21. Mary Hood says:

    This is so evocative, its every line. Especially love “And when the season wraps them in scarlet, do they carry on with hope?” Brilliant!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  22. Sara McNulty says:

    “And when the season wraps them in scarlet, do they carry on with hope?”

    I love this entire piece! We do not appreciate trees enough.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

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