Heartwood #midnighthaiku

Beneath the surface

Few will look or care to see

Hidden stars shining

It has been there for months, part of the structure of a garden I see every day. It was the rain, darkening the fibres, that showed me the beauty of the wood. I wonder how such a pattern could form within a living tree, saddened that its heart is only revealed in death.

I wonder too at the dark irony that dismembers living beauty to serve our need to recreate a pale reflection, tamed to our hand.

Spark of life within

Cloistered in each living heart

Blossoming unseen

For Colleen’s poetry challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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30 Responses to Heartwood #midnighthaiku

  1. Sadje says:

    It is amazing.


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  3. What an observation/reflection. Cool.


  4. noelleg44 says:

    I feel sad each time a tree is taken down…


  5. What a fabulous Haibun/Senryu, Sue. You are a true master of revealing the hidden beauty of life. This is fabulous. May I use this in my book? You keep all rights to your poetry, and I give you credit in the Bibliography. A perfect example! ❤


  6. willowdot21 says:

    This is beautiful Sue, Natures Wonders! 💜💜


  7. Jules says:

    I found a stump of petrified wood in New Mexico a few years back.
    The surface had become like glass… gem like.
    If you’d like I can email you the photo.


  8. That is crazy – if the people sawing the boards had seen, imagine the furniture and veneers that could have come from that.


  9. How unusual, a lovely find Sue. 🙂


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