The Tree Of Life Has Fallen Poem by Alice Walker

The Tree Of Life Has Fallen

Rating: 3.5

The tree of life
has fallen on my small house.
I thought it was so much bigger!
But it is not.
There in the distance I see the mountains
The view of vast water stretching before me
is superb.
My boat is grand and I still command the captain
of it; not having learned myself to sail.
But I am adrift
without my tree of life
that has fallen heavy
without grace or pity
on this small place.
For the departing dictator, in perpetuity.

Sylvia Frances Chan 17 May 2021

Continued: A really fantastic poem, I know Alice Walkers poems through and through, she has a loveliest vision upon life and love. I like that very much.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 May 2021

This excellent poem of the great poetess Alice Walker is laden and layered. Full of metaphors, which each reader will interprete to his/her own view, that's why poems make it all so very interesting and immortal.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 17 May 2021

Meaningful little verse! Many congratulations! !

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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 May 2021

Before I forget this amazing poem deserves 5 Stars Full. To my favouruites! Congratulations with the Modern Poem Of the Day for the great poetess

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Manonton Dalan 25 January 2016

when my dad pass-away my mom said tree of life has fallen, I will make another one... and that herself

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Alice Walker

Alice Walker

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