Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

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


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 (Above Berkeley (For Connie) by Steven Federle )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/15/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    tree must come down, good poem.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »
[Hata Bildir]