Sunday, August 24, 2008

RESOLVE (OSI)

When I moved here a few years ago, this tree was huge, but 3/4 of the branches were dead or dying. It was a big safety issue for my roof and windows during the strong autumn winds off the lake, so I had tree specialists pronounce on it, and reluctantly agreed it had to come down. The cost for removal was so steep, I decided to spread it over a couple of years. But that was over two years ago, and as the new suckers are turning into small healthy-looking branches, I find I keep putting off calling the tree removers back...








spared the final saw
bare trunk has firmly resolved
be a tree again












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Photo and haiku by D. Godin

20 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, that's inspiring. Suggests that sometimes all a life needs is a little pruning to start anew!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

So nice that the tree had a second start in life. And the haiku poem is so nice. You're good!

Thanks for stepping by my blog. I'm happy for your comment and happy that you like my pictures.

Have a nice day!

Raven said...

What a wonderful haiku and story. Has special poignancy for me in the face of having had to take down a 60 foot pine this year because it was a threat to the neighbors. I love a happy ending. Good for your brave tree. May it grow tall and strong again.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Beautiful story, lovely haiku

Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my visit to the nature park. I have put up a few more photos from today now.

I feel for you and the decision you had to make when you had to have the tree taken down. I agree with Sue when she said, sometimes we need a little pruning in life to start anew. That is probably a good way to look at it, since you really had no other choice, but to do that, since it was your safety that was at stake...

I love that you had such concern for the tree and its life! Most people wouldn't even consider that, but just call someone to come in and dig it up and be done with it!

I really enjoyed reading your blog and thank you for visiting mine. Hope you'll come visit again!

Kelly

Wren said...

Trees have an amazing resilience, don't they? I've always been a big believer in procrastination as a coping mechanism.

Pam said...

Sometimes the best resolutions happen when patience is provided. Very nice.

bobbie said...

Lovely haiku. I hate seeing trees come down. I'm glad it has decided to renew itself.

SandyCarlson said...

Finding the resolve to survive creates beauty.

Quiet Paths said...

Here's sending your beloved root dweller healing thoughts. Maybe I am reading too much into this poem but (for me) it says a lot just about living - even for us bipeds.

magiceye said...

lovely haiku...

anthonynorth said...

It's always sad when a tree must go. But they sure put up a fight!

me ann my camera said...

This one touches home. We love trees and my husband focus on them with pride while he nurtures them along with tlc. It is sad when one of these living forest statues have to come down. Yours has been a wonderful resolve.

Teri C said...

I love it! Nature is so full of survivors.

gautami tripathy said...

In trees, I see future, hope and promises. Yours is just great!

Ruing

zoya gautam said...

.."bare trunk has firmly resolved
be a tree again"_at times the idea itself is poetry..the tree with grit..many thanks for sharing this..

tumblewords said...

Great piece and a huge thank you for salvaging the tree. I've always fallen for the 'it should come down', except in one instance, and that particular tree is (not perfect) doing well!

fourwindshaiga said...

I love it when that happens. With me, it is most often in the garden. I prune something off, and quite often, it comes back better than before. Hopefully, the same will happen with your old tree.

This poem made me feel good.

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks to all for the well wishes to my old tree; I believe on some level it will be able to feel them.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's kind of a metaphor for life, isn't it! Well done. Good old tree.