Welcome – Poem By Ali Grimshaw

I stumbled upon this tree and she had much to share
"I'm twisted and far from upright but that won't stop me

from blue sky mornings, feeling the sun warm each layer
of my thick skin muffling me from the critics of all things

that don't look quite straight. Let the rain drip down 
your skin. What? You say you haven't stood naked in the rain?

You haven't lived until you've felt singular drops land cool
one, then another to awaken aliveness once lost to you.

Stick with me kid. There's no reason to return to the city.
Let me see your Tree Pose. Beautiful! Welcome to the grove."

©Ali Grimshaw 2022

For day 13 of Na/GloPoWriMo. Everything is going to be amazing.

Join us for dVerse Poets' Pub Open LInk Night - HERE

Photo taken in the desert outside of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 
What a magical experience to meet this grandmother tree.

30 thoughts on “Welcome – Poem By Ali Grimshaw

  1. Hello Ali, thank you for this wonderful post. I did a painting of an old knotted up tree and it reminded me of myself and my hands twisted with arthritis so I called it “Arthritis” which then lead to me writing a poem about it.

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  2. A wonderful shot and a wonderful poem, Ali. That tree looked like it has stood for a long time and seen and heard so many things. I love trees. They stand quiet yet stand so strong. Hope you are doing well 😊💕

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