Reflection on trees

What hope grows in the throats
of reflected trees, wondrous
wooded dreams pooled
together like a scarf spooled
down the back of a child,
not worried where it may wind up?

What are reflections if not
homages to something larger,
perhaps a portal for Autumn breezes
to escort colorful leaves
like thread, drawing a home
wherever they may wind up?


© 2021 Phillip Knight Scott

I used a number of prompts for this one:

  • dVerse Poetics: Meeting the bar – Soliloquy (in this case, just asking myself questions)
  • New2Writing’s #Writephoto challenge: “Portal” (Image by Rebecca M. Douglass)
  • Fandango’s One Word Challenge: “Throat
  • Word of the Day Challenge: “Wondrous

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

49 thoughts on “Reflection on trees

  1. Trees always seem to leave me talking to myself! They have so many stories caught in the circles of their years, and I’m always left wondering about it all! Nice write. Good luck with the book. I’m going now to check it out.

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  2. Reading this makes me yearn to have the time to be able to write poetry again…wish I had written this lovely detail:
    wondrous
    wooded dreams pooled
    together like a scarf spooled
    down the back of a child,
    Enjoyed the image you chose to accompany the poem, as well.

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  3. Reflections as homages is a particularly striking image. Delightfully constructed and rather impressively well-tethered with the partially repeated final line. Of course, perhaps a reflection was what was intended?

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