A Poem for a Friday Afternoon in April: “The Tree”

(Photography by FBC, property of Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Far from the salty spray,
away from the currents strong,
here where the clouds are grey
and the roots are long,
I let my fingers dig the earth below my feet.

Close to the beating heart of Mother Earth and Father Sun,
embracing the shivering shadows of the silver mirror.
while bracing for eternity in the ground that’s home,
there are many needs but no imploring.

The sun does not slow down to warm my path,
nor does he change his route to strengthen me,
and so I learn to live within my wrath,
and so I doubt I will become what I have been.

The tree is huge, enormous, ever-green,
the trunk is twice the size of three large men,
the roots may reach the centre of the sea,
and I may find my way back home again…

C.2021, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 02 APR 2021, Valencia, Spain


  1. equipsblog · 18 Days Ago

    I love the imagery in this poem. Very nice, Francisco.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 18 Days Ago

      Thank you! I am so glad you liked it and I really appreciate it. Have a great Friday evening and a great Easter Weekend! All the best,

  2. equipsblog · 18 Days Ago

    Feliz Pasqua to you also.

  3. equipsblog · 18 Days Ago

    Por nada.

  4. Brad Osborne · 18 Days Ago

    This is some of your best. Lyrical and rhythmic, with gorgeous imagery. I felt drawn in and connected to the words and the earth. Well done, my friend. I loved this!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 18 Days Ago

      Thank you very much my brother. Your words mean a lot to me, and I sincerely appreciate it. All the best,

  5. #the novel reader · 17 Days Ago

    i liked the poem good work of poetry

  6. markbierman · 17 Days Ago

    A wonderful melody of words and symbolism. Bravo!

  7. azurea20 · 17 Days Ago

    Hoy todo me trae algo a la memoria. El final de este poema, que me ha encantado, me recuerda a la canción “Long Way Home” de Tom Waits.
    Un saludo.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Ale, me alegro que te haya recordado a esa cancion y que te haya traido algo a la memoria. Gracias Azurea y un abrazo,

  8. tiffanyarpdaleo · 17 Days Ago

    Wonderful poetry Francisco!

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