Saturday, February 14, 2009

From a poem

I'll just be what I am
Without root without branch without crown
I'll lean on myself
On my own bumps and bruises

Vasko Popa

6 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

I certainly like this poet... Great words, beautiful: "Without root without branch without crown". So beautiful.

thinker said...

Glad you like it, Vasko Popa really is skilled with words.
The photo is lovely and quite unusual, what kind of a tree is it? I like the composition very much.

Luisa Santos said...

Thanks Thinker :) I don't know what kind of tree it is... It was taken in Setubal, a small city near Lisbon. It's a bit silly that I love trees so much but I don't know anything about their 'names'...

thinker said...

Lovely, you have beautiful trees in Portugal.
This one is amazing, you've captured its expression. A tree portrait in a way :)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

The poem makes me feel lonely. Poignant.

thinker said...

I guess there are situations in life when we have to do something all alone, without any help, and sometimes even without anyone's support. I recognize that emotion in these verses.