Beneath the Arch


Beyond the trees…

down a winding path

studded with crisped greens

and aging cypress..

Lies an arch…

A tree bowed by wind

and time…

inspired flexibility

in this hard lined age…

to pass beneath is to

leave the old ways behind…

to shed the decaying skin

and slide into the new…

to take the air given

by a rich world surrounds…

And to see with new eyes…

Yes…Those indigo eyes


even with a blink…

truly do…

view all…


David L. Whitman 06/21/2012 seeing with eyes afresh


46 thoughts on “Beneath the Arch

  1. So inviting and stunning. I have a similar photo I never used ~ arch formed by tree branches…may have to dig it up just to show you πŸ™‚ Love your lyrical poem – and the indigo eyes again — I’m melting !!! Very lovely indeed David ~ btw – throat was a short-lived thing here 2 days — all better there – hope you too πŸ˜‰

  2. love this tree and the view from which you captured this tree…I said before it is a rainbow tree. I like the thought of shedding the skin and seeing with indigo eyes….seems to resonate wtih me very well. Uplifting and hope-filled. Inspiring indeed. Fishland is flapping their fins at Sir David and blowing bubbles. πŸ™‚ SMILES flying super-speed across country to you. Hugs, Sam of fishland, princess of water, lover of all trees

  3. Absolutely wonderful! I love the poem, David, because you think positively…. and you send to us the positive thoughts and thank you very much.
    I wish you a good night, David! πŸ™‚

  4. David, the scene reminds me of my childhood
    when I used to play under arcs and boughs of
    “cadena de amor”,
    a vine with small pink flowers… ah, memories!

    These are wondrous, memorable lines:
    “to pass beneath is to
    leave the old ways behind…
    to shed the decaying skin
    and slide into the new…”

    Have a nice day, David! πŸ˜‰

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