Wrapped Up in You

sometimes i sit at this window

and stare at this tree

and think of the life it might have known –

the nurturing of a man’s hands

who planted its seed

and cared for it.

its roots growing

and wrapping

and grasping

much like us –

who grow the same

from nourishment.

i think of the branches

that once held tire swings

and childrens laughter

i think of the couples

who sat beneath its shade

unsure if the heat

was from their passion

or the sun.

perhaps it is why

i am drawn to trees –

they’re mysterious.

ever changing

and letting go

and beginning again.

only to draw sustenance

from the rain and snow

and provide air

and shadows for children

and adults to play under.

all I know

is like this tree –

am i.

roots twisted

firmly grasped

and wrapped up in you.

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43 Responses to Wrapped Up in You

  1. You are much like this tree.

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  2. I love trees, too! I like to think they hold wisdom. Oh the things they have seen, the generations they’ve shared years with!

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    This is beautiful in its simplicity, imagery, and expressiveness. You hold the subject in perfected light, never wavering in the focus on your subject. Until, at the end, you take a hard turn and internalize the entire verse. Masterfully written, my friend. Now, one of my favorites!

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  4. The V Pub says:

    I’m brought right back to the Fangorn Forest. This is simply beautiful, Kristian!

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  5. sundaymorningwithsandy.com says:


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  6. aguycalledbloke says:

    Beautifully expressed once more Madam k – trees are mystical with a life of their own.

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    • kristianw84 says:

      Thank you, Rory! I completely agree.

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      • aguycalledbloke says:

        Hey Madam K – – how are you? How’s university? How’s Hubby? How’s the sexercise, no, sorry that’s a typo [yes l could have removed it!] – my bad hahaha!! The exercise coming along πŸ™‚
        That’s it – exercise hahaha πŸ™‚

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      • kristianw84 says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£ Oh, Rory! You’re such a tease. πŸ˜‰

        I’m okay. Sorta in a funk, but it tends to happen this time of year. With a pandemic on top of it, I’m going a bit stir crazy. πŸ€ͺ

        Hubby is in the same boat.

        University is going well. I’m more than halfway through the term and I have all A’s.

        Exercise is coming along quite well. With the workouts I’ve been doing I’ve been averaging about a 5 mile walking distance on a daily basis!

        How are things with you?

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  7. aguycalledbloke says:

    Well done Kristian with all your A’s … as they said to Hermione Granger… The Brightest Witch of Her Age … no, l am not calling you a witch … but you get the jist πŸ™‚

    l know what you mean about funk – strange that in America you spell that word so differently to us here in the UK … mm hahaha! We use it a lot here with the different spelling of course .. like funk Covid, funk lockdown, funk pandemic, it’s just a lot of annoying funk!

    Well done on the exercise, see l can spell it right πŸ™‚ we had snow here last week, nothing like some parts of scotland or the North but a lot for this far east in Kent and that slowed my walking down horribly .. but l have a treadmill now as well as my bike and um, well the treadmill is a very interesting walk indeed hahaha!!

    But l started walking properly again this week and l too averaging out 5 – 6 mile walks in the morning and another 2 or so with the exercise kits. Roll on Spring l say πŸ™‚

    Let the funky times roll πŸ™‚

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    • kristianw84 says:

      Lol! I’m flattered to be compared against Hermione. 😊

      Haha, there’s a lot of that other spelling that slips out of my mouth too! 🀣🀣

      Thanks, and look at you, killin’ it!! πŸ™Œ

      I am SO looking forward to Spring!!

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  8. Amir says:

    Reblogged this on Notes and commented:
    This mysterious pull towards the love of trees is best explained by Kristen’s beautiful words;

    all I know
    is like this tree –
    am i.
    roots twisted
    firmly grasped
    and wrapped up in you.

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  9. Halbarbera says:

    Admire the tree
    rooted in the earth
    head teaching high
    In the sky!

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  10. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry shared by a talented writer.

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  11. johncoyote says:

    I enjoyed the poetry dear Kristian. The story could be told, if a tree could talk. A wonderful poem shared.

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  12. jonicaggiano says:

    I too am crazy about trees and I loved your poem. Beautifully written. Love ❀️ Joni

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  13. Haley Scully says:

    This is so insightful, deep, and beautiful. Lovely work! πŸ’—

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