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Before he would have harvested a tree,
hacked off its limbs,
skinned it,
torn it from the earth,
shaved one by one its cells - its outer core,
until it was what he believed it was,

no more a tree.

Wiser, he walks deep in to the wood,
underneath a forest giant he stops,
looks up in to the leafy branches, sighs,
climbs and sheds his tears upon its boughs.
I feel my poetry has improved since I first joined DA (I am not talking about this poem but my poetry in general). This poem is about the process of creating and how I have learned that less can be more.
I took my friends on a treasure hunt and I showed them nature alone, they were disappointed. Here are my bare hands, unadorned, and now you tell me it was the clothes and jewels I used to wear that you loved, not me.
Here is a tree, unadorned. It may be deformed and ugly, but it is a tree. I hope you get the message, friends.
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Given 2013-01-27
The Sculptor by *somnomollior Growth as an artist is important, especially when you can notice how far you have come. ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by Beccalicious )
somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Wow!  Thanks for all the faves everyone.  Sorry I can't personally thank you all but 136 replys would probably take me months or years to do.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: Congratulations on the DD!
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
Poignant, and understanding.
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Simply touching. Thank you.
lalagabrysia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow. This is beautiful.
Girasolia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I can really feel for this, because I have lived with a 20 acre forest for nearly my entire life. Many people just do not get the pure beauty of nature in its roughest forms. Even worse, people still just judge by what people look like on the outside, what they have sculpted themselves to look like, when really the thing that they need most is love for their true selves.
This made my day. <3
LoneWintress Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. This is beautiful ;u;
AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
This is perfect. There's not much more I can say.
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the well deserved DD on my favorite poem by you, too <3
xxStarpelt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Wow! :o
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