Tree Of Life: The Seed Poem by Dennis Ryan

Tree Of Life: The Seed

Rating: 5.0


Composed on Tuesday morning, March 13,2012 after watching Darren Aronofsky's film THE FOUNTAIN; revised Monday afternoon, July 26,2021

'A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.'
- Proverbs,13: 2

'In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing...'
- Isaiah,4: 2

When he picks up the armored seed,
wipes clean the snow from atop her grave,
and drops it there to commemorate everything
that was and is, only then some closure,
some hope of relief, some power of will—
some hope of survival despite the terrible grief.

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: hope,life and death,movie,nature,grieve,growth,cycle ,film,grief
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The speaker of the poem thinks about the meaning of Darren Aronofsky's film THE FOUNTAIN, and how the husband manages to survive following his wife's early death, survival symbolically rendered by his placing an encased seed on his wife's gravestone.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 17 February 2019

A well penned poem, Dennis.....10++++++

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Dennis Ryan 20 February 2019

Bernard, thanks for your kind comment and for your poems. I've been away from the site for a few days.

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Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Wellsville, New York
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