ArmourQuill Hunter

Rookie - 0 Points (1949 / Fort Smith, AR)

I uprooted myself - Poem by ArmourQuill Hunter

I uprooted myself from the past and took from it the memories of one thousand springs and one thousand autumns. Thus I planted the tree of my soul in another place; it was now in a field afar from the path of time, where I left the noisome city to sit in the shadow near one solitary old oak tree, in a golden field, far from life’s path.
By the springs of living water, I sat speechless in the solitude of my thoughts which were quietly soothed by the rippling sounds of life all around. Resting in the light of the great sun, I fell asleep and dreamed a dream…

Years had elapsed… When I awoke from that dream- the pure essence of impossibility had become possible. For the sly little man, of Irish folk lore, thought he’d escape- “as before…” Now, opposed to my catch, he reluctantly gave- “all the gold to me…! ”
That’s my story; though now, I live- high above the mountains- by the peaceful sea.

Comments about I uprooted myself by ArmourQuill Hunter

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, July 11, 2016

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]