Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Come into my arms

Let me shelter you

from the storm

Let me cover you

with my silken leaves

and keep you warm

 

You may sleep on the

soft and pretty

flowers at my feet

A carpet of beauty

with their fragrance

so exotic and sweet

 

I will give you my limbs

so you can break them

to kindle a fire

You may eat my fruit

to nourish your body

and do what you require

 

I am here for you

whatever you ask of me

Do not resist my attraction

I will breathe my life

into your starved spirit

for your needed benefaction

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

In response to Hélène Vaillant’s Photo Prompt What do you See

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  32 comments for “Tree of Life

  1. November 14, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Superb, Christine!!!💗

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you my dear friend 💕

      • November 14, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        You very welcome! 💗

  2. November 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Exquisite poetry Christine, loveliness so beautiful. Thank you 🙏

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      You are so sweet Hélène! Thank you for this beautiful prompt 💕

      • November 15, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        You are most welcome Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Thank you Hélène. It was a lovely photo prompt from you 💕

  3. November 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    exactly as she is pictured, you portray her beautifully in your words. offering herself, broken, taken to nourish others. such an unselfish feeling flows through your words

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Gina. Nature always provides 💕

  4. November 15, 2018 at 9:03 am

    The magnanimity of nature beautifully portrayed! 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 9:20 am

      I knew you’d understand. Thank you my friend 💕

  5. November 15, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Your words reflect your nature. Always a pleasure! 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Awww, thanks 💕❤️

      • November 15, 2018 at 10:38 am

        You are welcome dear! ❤️

  6. November 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Love the way you have illustrated how Mother Nature nurtures us.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks V.J. 🙂

  7. November 15, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    An interesting and beautiful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you!

  8. November 15, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Trees are such lovely friends. I have one in particular that I enjoy climbing and sitting in and feel his warmth at my back.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Yes I agree! The more attention we pay to Nature, the closer we come. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

  9. November 15, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    I like your description of that tree offering life in many ways.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Thank you Frank 🙂

  10. November 16, 2018 at 4:41 am

    What a beutiful and powerful piece! Trees are so vital to tge continuation of spaceship earth, and we show little respect for tyem in the way we polute the environment. Wonderfl write Christine… 🙂

    …rob from Image & Verse
    Lost in Azure

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Thank you so much Rob. I completely understand why people “hug” trees! 🙂

  11. sanaarizvi
    November 16, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Gorgeous writing, Christine 😍😍

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂

  12. November 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Reminds me of the giving tree, but very lyrical, very nice

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  13. November 17, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Trees can be the best friends we have… we just have to show them a little friendship and they will give plenty in return.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 17, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thats what I believe 🙂

  14. Bernie Delaney
    November 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful and positive words, lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you Bernie! 🙂

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