Nature of Recovery: a short poem about recovery

art & poetry by Brian Loewer

A poem about Recovery

The tree has withered,
its fruitful seasons done.
Dying in the storms,
every leaf strove to hang on.

It wanted to stay sturdy,
but nature's much too strong.
Wanting to keep lively,
but nature seemed so wrong.

It grew it's roots deep,
trying to hold tight,
searching for foundation,
finding strength to fight.

The season left it fearful,
because the autumn leaves are gone.
A tree that was so fruitful
awaits for healing to respond.


© 2012 Brian M. Loewer All rights reserved.

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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Audrey & Crystar!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Very nice! Lovely work!


Crystar 4 years ago

Very nice...Deep. Good work, Lvidoni5.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Ya this is one of the oldest ones I've written... I think. Lol. Well thanks! My pleasure, Thanks again miss V.


V Qisya 4 years ago

Brilliant! I'm in love again :D Thanks for sharing, Brian.

Best Wishes, V


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Ebower, always nice to have you stop by my hubs!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

Nature is always moving in a circlular direction which includes seasons. Humans are always moving from one emotion to the next; ups and downs are a part of living. This is a lovely poem; I voted it up and beautiful!


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Jinnymarte- ha I guess stealing wasn't the correct word. You're right... I'm honoring his style :)

sligobay- Very true, that gives me a sense of connection to such historical greats... I guess every epic author was taught and influenced by those before him. Wise insight, and thanks for the compliment.

kathryn1000- I ment respawn... but I guess the word's only used in the video game world (v.) To reappear after being killed. cf. spawn. I grew up hearing the word regularly from my video game obsessed brothers. I agree, respond is a better choice since 'respawn' isn't exactly recognized by Webster. I greatly appreciate your corrections. It's easy to overlook your own mistakes, so feel free to keep it coming :)


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

Do you mean "respawn" or "respond"...frogs make spawn but not trees!I like your poem but your grammar needs a little attention too."Nature's much too strong."Past tense of strive is strove I think not strived.I hope you don't mind but these tiny details can make a differnce.I loved your photo too..stunning!


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! Nothing cn be stolen from Will that wasn't first stolen from Ovid, Euripides, Homer and their predecessors. There is only one human story and it courses from life to death and back again.

Only the names of kings and commoners and saints and sinners are changed to protect, reject and project the innocent and the guilty. Good write.


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

I believe you learned the idea from him...hahaha

Not quite stealing from dead hands...more like honoring a great writer by following his leads...well done


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Shakespeare's 'King Lear' uses a lot of word play with the different uses of 'nature.' I really liked it, so I stole the idea from Will.


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

It's nature's evolution in poetry...beautiful descriptions and very subtle tone to your words...


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Love the photo and the poem that seems to hold something else in it's folds.

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