Those Trees



Stripped of their leaves, vines

clinging to their trunks, those trees –

temporary homes

for eager squirrels, tired birds –

are open to whatever comes.


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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

6 thoughts on “Those Trees

  1. mandibelle16

    Great poem. It provokes my thoughts the line: ” are open to whatever comes.” Sounds to me that you are saying we should be more like the trees and more accepting to taking things as they come instead of ruthlessly planning out our lives. Just my thoughts.


    1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

      I didn’t think of it exactly that way, but I can see where you are coming from…and your views are indeed in line with what the poem says. I was thinking along the lines of present sight of pine trees triggering memories of peaceful experiences underneath the pines. Good analysis! Where did you learn to do it? 😀

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      1. mandibelle16

        Haha! I have a BA in English Literature and I took as many poetry courses As I could because it was so much more less to read if you had other courses to do. A very excellent professor named Dr McNamara was pivotal in teaching my how to analyze poetry. Wonderful poem again Jonathan, J read some of your others last night they are all excellent


      2. Jonathan Caswell Post author

        More blessings to ya! I got my first inyruction in analysis in 10th grade–high school, as well as my first poem published in an anthology. Miss Sherrie Search, I think, and she was an excellent teacher. Bot so fantastic in other areas, but we’ll leave that alone for now! Thank you for your kind comments!

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