with spindles bosky and silhouette

we perforate the sky, such brittle regret

yet once we stood crookedly proud

resplendent with leaf

so elegantly bowed


do you recall when our roots first touched?

you shivered

sending squirrel from covert lair

wooden glances; your arborous armour

barked “beware”

yet I advanced with patient seasons at my side

supporting nest of solitary wren

a foliage crested bride

56 thoughts on “Splintered”

    1. Grateful to you dear D …
      but sweet lady, I write in such an infrequent and brief manner … and you so prolifically from a deep, infinite pool of inspiration. I am in awe of your creativity!


    1. Haha, the concise diction portrays my concise attention span at times! I set to write, then there is a ding here, or a buzz there. Or a bird squawks. Heck, I can’t even chew on candy and write lol. I’m surprised I post anything at all lol!
      Hope you are grand Kelsey and enjoying your mind week moments! ❤

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  1. I love this. This fits into what I have been thinking about relationships. If we are a tree and out brothers and sisters are trees all around us in a small circle; our roots are intertwined and our branches touch each other. Outside of that circle are our friends. Their roots also touch ours and our branches are also intertwined. The truth is we are all connected. I loved the images in your poetry. They are perfect!

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    1. And I adore your comments, dear Valerie! Thinking about these interconnections and how they mesh through the ground beneath us, fortifying and hopefully staving off any erosion over the years. I would wish nothing more than that every soul has this type of fortification as they travel through life. ❤

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    1. I’m glad I stayed on course and encouraged you to leave these oh so kind words! Hugs aplenty Arbie, hope the kitties and ferret and boy are in fine form these days ❤


    1. In drips and drabs and usually on a weekend after a nice randonner by the ocean or in the woods! Inspired by the fresh air although it still continues to be Arctic in nature! I’ve heard parts of the USA are faring no better either…! With you ?

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    1. Oh my dear enthusiastic singer/poet/comedienne ….. how welcome your words are when they arrive at my doorstep, and how eagerly I invite them into the home of my heart. Hehe, yes had to throw a childish metaphor in there for ya! ❤


    1. Trees are rather deeply rooted in my blog 😉 They aren’t as glamorous as spring flowers, or ocean waves … and usually are the background element in photographs, but a single one, examined up close is a true marvel of structure and survival.
      Hope you are well dear Ivor!


  2. give a topic, or shall we say an image of absolutely anything in the world and you manage to see it in a way that is simply out of the world, lovely connotations in this

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    1. Dear Sara ….. I miss you! Life has been hectic yet happy and writing has just taken the back seat for a little while. Strangely enough I just happen to be checking in after weeks and here you are 🙂 Joyful am I to see you here!!! Hugs from Canada! xo

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  3. “bosky” – what a great word.
    This is wonderful. I love the depth of your writing.
    And I am wondering how you are these days? I see in another comment you are busy but happy? I hope that is still true?! ❤

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    1. Ohhhh thanks!!! So late for you sweet V! Burning the midnight oil down under …. oh I’m wonderful, truly. Blog writing was a portal that has opened a world up to me … from travel to unearthing creativity and pure honesty in inter relationships. My heart soars…. how are you my precious fellow Aussie?

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      1. Hiii!
        Er yes, a tad late, I am on my way to bed. I was scarce around here for a couple months over Christmas and I am trying to catch up a little.
        Oh, I am so happy to hear all of that! have you been travelling more?
        I am doing better, thanks, getting some health things on a better track with a new doctor, so I am hopeful for that!
        And it has rained tonight, one of the reasons I stayed up…it’s been too long, and now I am happy to have that gorgeous scent in my nose!

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      2. Heyyyy! Get thee to your slumber, with your nostrils plump with autumn fresh 🍂 I’m pleased to hear you are sorting through the “health to do s” …. some of us just wait until the tummy ache starts to address it, choosing a blissfully ignorant approach.
        I’ve just returned from a week in the mountains and am preparing for my early morning motorcycle braaap before the city wakes. It seems even a weekend can be a mini getaway in my spirit at least.
        Have a wonderful sleep dear V …. hope there are some smiling peeps getting up to fun antics in your dreams! xxxx

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  4. So this is where you are… beautiful under trees. I loved it, Diana. The image of roots touching, like hands or hearts touching for the first time. I have to look up bosky.



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