Dance in the Wind. {Poem} ~ Jackie Tyler


Some trees behind my son’s school inspired me to write this poem.

It reminds me of somebody I know who is struggling in life and has lost their way.



You stand tall

yet your bows are bent and twisted,

gnarly and knotted,

they neither reach nor touch.

No leaves appearing.


What is wrong beautiful tree?

Why so bare?

Does the sap not rise

and pulsate through your limbs?

Does the sun not shine upon you

and inspire you to bud?


Dig deep statuesque tree.

Draw on the divine goodness

the earth holds for you.

Renew and be strong,

learn to dance once more in the wind.


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Geraldine May 16, 2014 12:02pm

PS: It's nice to put a face to your name Jackie. You look totally different then how I pictured you though! 🙂 Love your big smile!!!

Geraldine May 16, 2014 12:01pm

So nice to see you again today at Veggies…Jackie and congrats on the new blog! Looks very interesting. I'll browse more next time, on my way out the door right now.

Do send me an email when you have time, re: book reviews. All my books are on the sidebar at:

with links to Amazon.

Happy Weekend, G

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Jackie Tyler

Born in NW London, England and now living in the far north of Canada. Jackie Tyler became a mom at the age of 44 having adopted an Inuit baby who is now 12. Enjoys reading, yoga, walks, gardening, cookery that is “different”, and learning more about herself and life each day. Jackie operates a home-based online retail business selling hand-made goods.  You can connect with her on Facebook and read her blog.