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Sunday, January 16, 2011


As I grew, you grew along with me.
The taller I became, the tighter you held me.
The older I get, the more you wrapped
yourself around me.
You twisted and turned until you were part of me.
The closer you hold me, the more I need you with me.
The two of us are together and I always want
you with me.


  1. Beautiful image! Interesting that they grew together, one winding itself around. Love the poetic images as well.

  2. Thank you, this was an interesting find and being a lover of trees it really spoke to me!

  3. Your poem makes me think of a wonderful relationship, and the image supports it with the idea of a lifeline. Very well done.

  4. smiles...two become one over time when allowed to grow together...each still maintaining a bit of them selves and giving...nice one shot.

  5. I like the image. I'm not sure about the tense shift near the end. I kind of like leaving the image in the past and letting the present and future unspoken.

  6. What a fantastic pairing of image and words!

    I find these two lines to be interesting: "You twisted and turned until you were part of me.
    /The closer you hold me, the more I need you with me."

    Probably I'm projecting, but there's something dark about those lines--that kind of merging and need.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this. Loved it!

  7. Thanks to you all for your thoughts and insights on this post!
    I really enjoy the difference in opinions and points of view, creates inspiration and clarity.
    I tend to write from the heart and my feelings and emotions often show, good days and bad days come together in a post such as this.

  8. Without the picture I would still smile with you, but the picture only reinforces a greater appreciation for your composition.

  9. Dear Gwen

    What a beautiful imagery.. your words were so provocative.. and I could feel it in me...
    "The older I get, the more you wrapped
    yourself around me. "
    thanks for sharing such a lovely verse..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

  10. I particularly love your choice of photo juxtaposed with this poem. I actually read a slight desperation in the words, that the tightness can be good but suffocating. For me the visual reinforces that feeling. I could be completely projecting that, because on the face of things the words sound quite uplifting. But that's the effect for me. I see why you have such a great eye for photos when you post links on twitter. You are a talented photographer yourself. Thanks for the post.

  11. Thank you for your comments and kind words.
    I find the points of view amazing and I am grateful to you!
    I have always enjoyed the written word and photography is a dream too, together they paint a picture that alone is hard to do.

  12. A wonderful compliment of words, photo and thought. You truly capture the concept of together. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem.