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Prompt #94, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

February 22, 2012

Ode to a Tree

a community poem prompt

We Write Poems:  
Did you find something itching beneath the bark? Much as we have used trees for near everything from homes to toothpicks, still there remains a certain relationship of parent to child standing side by side. They stand as giants compared to our brief lives. So did you write your “ode to a tree” or enjoin the second option and attempt to speak from a point of view other than your own, that being as a tree in a rather different community from which we are more familiar? What result? Something of personal history or exploration into unknown limbs? The day is here for you to share your poem with us.

And thanks again to Rinkly Rimes for nudging us into this prompt.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. February 22, 2012 2:04 am

    Hi all, here’s mine:

  2. Caerlynn Nash permalink
    February 22, 2012 2:47 am

    Home is where the oak tree is: Enjoy!

  3. February 22, 2012 4:08 am

    Thanks for the prompt.

    “A Tree or An Aloe Vera

  4. February 22, 2012 5:55 am

    My poem “Trees in Winter can be found at

    • February 23, 2012 6:54 am

      Marion, could you copy the shortcut to your post and paste it here? All I get is page not found! (hover over the title of your post until it turns red, right click and click on copy shortcut).

  5. February 22, 2012 5:58 am

    Lots of coinciding tree coincidences this week! I wrote two for trees, had a hard time deciding which one to share here. 🙂 If anyone is interested in the other one it is right next to this one in the WeWritePoems category. Thank you so much for this space and wonderful prompt! Smiles~

  6. February 22, 2012 6:28 am

    Struggled with ‘trees’ a bit. A scene near my home.

  7. February 22, 2012 6:35 am

    Something mapley for a Wednesday morning: Samara

  8. February 22, 2012 7:11 am

    I wrote this a little while back but the subject matter is appropriate, and I am still rather fond of it.

    Plant Me Under the Apple Tree

    – Misky

  9. February 22, 2012 8:00 am

    Better late than never…this week’s poem is addressed To A Plane Tree.


  10. February 22, 2012 8:37 am

    I love trees, and this poem (not exactly new) is about a particular queenly giant sequoia that lives in my city…

    beauty and the beast

  11. February 22, 2012 11:26 am

    Wrote this one last week for a Poetic Asides prompt, which coincidentally applies:

    (new one still to come…)

  12. February 22, 2012 11:35 am

    I loved this prompt and can’t wait to revisit it when I have more time to write a proper poem. (It has been a rough week.) For now, I am sharing something I wrote last month for A River of Stones: strength.

  13. February 22, 2012 11:58 am

    Great prompt, and something I actually think about a lot. Thank you!
    Here’s my new offering:

  14. February 22, 2012 12:02 pm

    I love trees, so naturally this prompt is ‘right up my …tree;)’

  15. February 22, 2012 12:22 pm

    As Yogi Berra might say, I’m up a tree without a paddle. So I find myself OUT ON A LIMB.

  16. February 22, 2012 12:53 pm

    My poem is up and cam be found at:

  17. February 22, 2012 2:43 pm

    Not very happy with it

    • February 23, 2012 11:29 am

      Wayne, your poem is one of the best, emotionally impactful, tree poems I’ve ever read – unfortunately, I was unable to leave a comment on your post.

    • February 24, 2012 1:29 am

      The personification of the trees as lovers make a tender story, Wayne. *comment couldn’t get through on blogger”

    • February 25, 2012 6:29 am

      Nicely done Wayne. I love the emotion you convey in it. (I couldn’t comment on blogger either).


  18. February 22, 2012 9:45 pm

    Tardy to post again, but that’s ok.

    the asylum of trees

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