Fallen

my roots are now inverted

they clamber into the clouds

seeking air

where once gripping grit

in miasmal damp

..

my branches now grapple with the dirt

buds suffocate

under lugubrious leaf

coiled earthworms provide

cold blooded comfort

a megadrile melancholia

..

i am a tree tumbled in winter

fallen into fallacious ferment

your love was the rot

my answer

you

were

not

113 thoughts on “Fallen”

  1. Oh my God πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ I simply LOVE this… You’re so great at what you do Diana, it blows my mind each time… There’s such strong imagery here, one can almost smell the earth. This poem is layered, powerful.. Oh wow. Bow down to your Diana-might! ❀

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    1. I get excited when I see that you have commented, dear Isha! Endorphin rush as I know you mean every sentiment πŸ™πŸ˜Œ
      Such a loyal reader and friend you are… I cherish your presence πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

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      1. Hola! You are indeed a ray of sunshine on a winter’s day. I absorb every word without the need for sunscreen…. for the warmth of Isha is a coveted dose of all that is good πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸ˜˜

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      2. Well it would be better if WP had private chat! But we made it work πŸ’ŸπŸ‘­πŸ’Ÿ I always am wary about chain posts etc. Whether here or on other social media. True collaborative requests with bloggers don’t appear in spam. 🌹😊

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      3. Yes, WP needs a section for private messaging… If only for us πŸ˜‚ You’ve saved the day, Diana… I shall learn and be wary to and be on the lookout for any unusual thing or two πŸ˜‘πŸ˜πŸ™

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      4. Haha yes! I shall place a request to the universe tonight πŸ˜ŒπŸ’Ÿ ✨ You are a 2018 and I want you to have amazing experiences on here, as I have since May last year. 🌸😊🌸😘

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      5. I already am… Thanks to wonderful bloggers like you-know-who .. 😏 The universe is listening πŸ’ŸπŸ˜˜
        P.S. I should really stop the Harry Potter references πŸ˜‚

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      6. The sun has set here as you begin yours! It was lovely in Vancouver today… spring is imminent. I wonder what your day shall bring? Writing? Fresh air? Sweet pondering?

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      7. Ah look at you go again… You’re simply amazing πŸ’Ÿ A broth like yours would convert the most staunch food critic, so what am I to that… A lover of words… Already converted, ready to be swept away, and seeing an ocean, unable to restrain myself from diving in πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      8. πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ I walk away feeling energized from our encounters because when I offer you the organic broth of sweet discourse I taste it myself and it thrills my palate 😌
        How wonderful that you dive in for the water is always so inviting for two such as I. Word-o-maniacs! 😍

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      9. Oh you make me laugh … πŸ˜‚ Also you give my ego a rather nice boost. Now you pack your bag and come on over… and we can play scrabble all weekend! πŸ˜ŒπŸŒΈπŸ‘­πŸ₯‚

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      10. Ok I never got to finish that . it was in such a hurry to get to u… In that case, I need to brush up on some basic French… And Latin I’ll get from the horror movies I have in my computer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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      11. Get lots of practice in for the I have no doubt we shall be poised over a scrabble board someday soon!
        Note … I did not say ouija board..my horror movie loving friend! πŸ˜œπŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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      12. Haha! The β€œwindy” was a bit scary though as I saw clouds racing across the moonlit sky and heard a wolf…. but the rest was perfect! Awesome you are for lifting the spirits!
        Umm, did someone say spirits? Gulp. πŸ‘»

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      13. Ahhahha… Oh no I think I’ve set it off.. The Windy wind blew away all the dust for it was on earth-vacuum duty.
        That’s not a wolf, it’s a cute little dog, calling out to his friends for a stroll under the pearly glow of the Moon.
        The spirits are on hibernation till Halloween so no worries… β€πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ’

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    1. Indeed! Slowly weakened over time then all it took was a gust of wind after yet another thunder clap! Luckily no forest critters were harmed in this scenario. 😌

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    1. Always a thrill when you not only visit but comment! β€˜β€˜Tis an honour to receive the coveted β€œNeha Medal of Appreciation” πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’•

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    1. Oh my gosh Megha … what a compliment you grace me with. And here I am marvelling at you for your profilic output, fine writing and inspiration! ❀
      Mutual admiration society in full swing ….

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  2. I was not, zephyr, cipher, buffer, megadrille, esophagus. What a beautiful treat to read this rendition of highest quality this noon here. It rained a bit and now Sun shines beautifully as I see your rainbows in your choice words. I eat them with a hunger which becomes insatiable with every nibble. πŸ˜€

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      1. You’re a goddess and you know that. Your comments, here, there and yonder, never exhaust in their power and sweetness and it seems possible when they come from some secret fountain of love in your garden. Have a beautiful day Diana πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you kind soul! Yes, we are a special group of people intent on fostering a community of support and warmth. We have decided that if we are respectful to all that these behaviours infuse into our daily lives. Welcome πŸ™‚

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  3. Haha Wow! D! I had to scroll down for a while to reach the commenting section! You have gathered crowds to your wandering armadillian island of poetic words. Rotting love and uprooted trees make up for great poetry. A good person can be a rotten lover sometimes and wreak havoc in your life. That is the underlying message I get from your lines. I wonder if it is what you intended.
    PS: I love how I can just reach out to a poetess and casually ask these random questions ❀ Love my D! Keep being awesome and spread love, knowledge and awareness through your striking words.

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    1. Someday, when my creative juices evaporate and I take a break … reality TV addiction or knitting, touring as a backup singer for Ed Sheeran πŸ˜‰… I will compile my favourite comments. Yours will fill my file dear heart!
      How I love what you say!! Always have from that first day in August 😊
      I think your take on my theme is pretty spot on! I was inspired after a forest walk when I was gazing skyward and saw the winters branches as a root network. Then I though β€œhmm, what would cause such an inversion”. I added the abrupt β€œlove is rot” comment for dramatic effect. The rot may have been from an internal weak constitution after all. 😊🌸

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  4. But you are answer to my all.
    You are just amazing. Beyond amazing.
    This is perfect. ❀️❀️❀️
    PS: you know I was busy being sad… missed your words. Lots of love ❀️

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    1. Love always dear.
      I do believe your sadness has permeated me Priya, and created this poem. You are entirely a subconscious inspiration to me: I care about your scarred heart sweet lady. 🌹🌹❀️❀️❀️

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