The Tree and the Bird

I would like to thank Carla Iacovetti for allowing me to publish her beautiful poetry and photography on Poetic Shutterbug. You can read more of her work at

The Tree and the Bird

This stalwart tree, towering above life
A still fix of emotion and perfect symmetry
Held out his strong branches unaware,
Of the injured bird flying from far beyond the sea—
Into his shadow that cast great care
Over her broken heart filled with despair.

He, a refuge from so much pain,
Became a fortress for her wounded heart.
A means of heaven’s ample expression—
A haven from which she could not depart.
Infused with strength from his affirmation
She fluttered in his branches upright,
And nestled in his deep interior.
The little bird chirped and chirped,
Leaving behind a hard anterior
Where pain and suffering lurked,
As she dwelt securely in his shelter
The Tree and the Bird thus merged.


Ratty said…
A very nice poem. And I always like to see pictures of robins.
rainfield61 said…
The Tree and the Bird thus merged....

I rated this 5 stars.
Odessa said…
Wonderfully written!
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much everyone, and thank you Joanne for publishing this here. :)
RNSANE said…
How nice that you continue to showcase other poets. I enjoyed this poem very much, Jo.
Thanks to all who enjoyed Carla's work.

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