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Canopy

by Maria Terezia Ferencz

for years I discarded
seeds of my smiles
small secret parts
in soil of life's trials

Piled them all
far from my view
fertile tho small
they never grew

seeded all fall
untended to
years passed by
this pile it grew

incredibly high
blackening my view

never to spring
left without care
until they were moved
while I was unaware

to newly tilled soil
rich with love
forced a growth
vines burst forth
traveling wild
these seeds once forgotten
now had full reign

frail seeds of smiles
burst forth in flower
trellising the trials
canopying my pain

09/07/2006

Author's Note: Long rotted pumpkins from all my Halloweens past seeded and grew for no reason this year, and yielded fruit... A living reminder of how my soul seems to be growing as well.

Posted on 09/07/2006
Copyright © 2020 Maria Terezia Ferencz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/08/06 at 02:06 AM

My POTD! I love the earthiness of this, the passage of time, the growth both of plant and human, and the "seeds of my smiles" is a brilliant line!!

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 09/11/06 at 09:14 PM

I love poetry that juxtaposes we humans and our inner beings with the world around us. Your images are right on the mark; makes me wish I was a big ol' orange pumpkin destined for a pie or maybe a Jack o' Lantern on somebodies front step! - Well done - RCat

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