Friday, February 5, 2010

Winter Trees

       So I’ve been writing a little poetry lately and I wanted to share some of it with you. I’ve been experimenting with some new styles instead of the same old layout and I want to post a new one at least once a week. These poems deal with a lot of different things, I hope they cause you to think. Because the best part about poetry is trying to understand it. Keep in mind, these aren’t very good but I’m trying to develop my poetry style so I can become better. So let me know what you think!

      This type of poem is Arabic and is called a ghazal and is made up of rhyming couplets and a refrain. The Arabic word for ghazal is "غزلand sounds like the English word "guzzle." But while this type of poem is Arabic, I used its English form. It's one of my favorite styles ever (probably because it's Arabic which automatically makes it awesome).

Winter Trees

In the winter, I see a tree.

Standing alone, alone again.

It slowly begins to lose its leaves.
It always does, it will again.

It’s cold outside, but trees don’t shiver.
But it will look dead again.

But is it dead or is it alive?
Will it just lose its leaves again?

The winter is cold, it always is.
And it will be cold again.

The wind blows by, it hits the tree.
Taking away the leaves again.

But the same wind doesn’t blow twice.
It will not blow again.

The tree might fall, but it won’t die.
It survived, it will again.

Next year it will bear fruit.
It will be green again.

And if it falls, heaven forbid.
It will grow again.


Kayla said...

Very nice :)

Mariah said...

I love how each stanza ends with "again"...that is so cool!! Great work, Lyssa!