December 15: The Trees Have Questions

December 15: Poetic License

Maybe you’re not a poet, or maybe you are a poet and you’ve had writer’s block for a long time (like me LOL). Take this opportunity to write a poem. It can be a limerick, a haiku, or any kind of poem, and it doesn’t have to rhyme. Bonus points if you write an “ode to 2012”.



The Trees Have Questions

The trees are confused.
it’s not surprising.
the weather has been moody and indecisive,
after all.
their summer attire blankets the ground
naked in their truth they stand
while the pines whisper amongst themselves.
is it time, they ask.
can we sleep?
no one seems to know
not even the wise and sturdy oak
so they stand and sway,
creak and moan
waiting for Winter’s herald.


*I’m participating in this year’s December prompts series that began as Reverb and has branched out into several other incarnations of the project. It is a way to close out the year by reflecting on that which we are leaving behind and looking ahead to the possibilities in front of us. I hope you’ll join us as we strengthen old friendships and make brand spanking new ones. :)

Cultivate 2012



0 thoughts on “December 15: The Trees Have Questions

  1. The trees are not alone in having questions, darling Tracy… I, too, am full of them. Academic questions, research questions, questions of justice or – given the latest events – of injustice. My heart is heavy… Perhaps what we all need is some snow, and some quiet winter moments to reflect.

    Lovely poem, as always.

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