Steven Federle

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

A Different Wisdom


the tree must come down.

no matter that its limbs and leaves
hold the universe in sway,

and green life rages through bending wood.

it leans too close to the fence
by the west wind
brought too low.

the tree must

come

down.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

“... a different wisdom: distinguishing the sun from the moon, the stars from the darkness, the sea from the dry land, and the night sky from the shoulder of a hill.” Thomas Merton

Comments about this poem (A Different Wisdom by Steven Federle )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Godwin's Farm, Naveed Khalid
  2. The Neighbor Prayer, Frederick J.B. Moore II
  3. Diplomacy, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. Comet, Naveed Khalid
  5. Jumbled Sewing Basket, Green And White W.., mary douglas
  6. Hospitality (Section 9 of Thirukural), rajendran muthiah
  7. Crushed, Gergana Teofilova
  8. Not a big deal, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  9. Affinity with truth for all times, gajanan mishra
  10. Affinity with truth, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]