Alison Miotke

Rookie (3/23/95 / Minnesota)

The Tree's Devil


The tree, how it sits
so still in the ground.
It is its homeplace,
forever it stays there,
unless it is rudely uprooted.
It's branches slowly sway
to and from with the soft breeze.
Soon, night will come
and with it it will bring
the devils wind.
It will howl and whine
threw the tree's limbs,
and the tree will anger
and slash its branches out,
trying to stop the dreadful wind.

Submitted: Sunday, December 04, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 05, 2011

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Comments about this poem (The Tree's Devil by Alison Miotke )

  • Gold Star - 9,016 Points Rajnish Manga (1/5/2015 10:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful description of nature through a tree, gentle breeze and violent wind. I like it. Full marks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,313 Points Kim Barney (1/5/2015 11:46:00 AM)

    Very nice,
    except that in line 12 you meant to say THROUGH and not THREW. Also, Leslie Philibert is correct in her comment that line 6 should have ITS instead of IT'S. Plus, in line 10 you need an apostrophe. It should be DEVIL'S instead of DEVILS. A great poem nevertheless.
    By the way, congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day on January 5 for three years in a row now! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (1/5/2015 10:55:00 AM)

    Good write, I think you mean its in L6, not it`s (it is) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,706 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (1/5/2015 12:06:00 AM)

    Really trees are the true son and daughter of this earth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 173 Points Stan Petrovich (1/5/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    But does the tree cry out when uprooted. See Stephen Crane's A Slant of Sun on Dull Brown Walls. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (1/5/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    ..........trees's are here for a purpose and it is sad so many have to succumb to deforestation...
    this is a beautiful tribute to all trees... enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (1/5/2014 6:05:00 AM)

    Nice write, well written in good English.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/5/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    trying to stop the dreadful wind. good. beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Tony Karas (1/5/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Provocative and thought inspiring! Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Terence Collings (1/5/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    Beautifully composed for one so young.
    Evocative, constructive.
    Keep at it! ! (Report) Reply

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