Teresa McSweeney


Trees - Poem by Teresa McSweeney

I want to watch you plant trees
I want to stand away from you
behind a door or a window
Not hearing the sounds that you hear
or feeling the sun or the wind
Just in a room by myself
at a distance.

I want to watch you plant trees
I want to see the frown
that will be on your face
And watch your body work.

And I will stand there in the quiet
with my arms crossed over my stomach
And the only sound
will be the beating of my own heart
I just want to watch you plant trees.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about a woman's desire to watch the man she is in love with going about a routine task that he is expert at.
She has a deep desire to be part of this everyday activity that he mentioned once in an email. She is at a distance and there is a quiet acceptance in her silence that she will always be apart from his daily life.

Comments about Trees by Teresa McSweeney

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/28/2013 7:57:00 AM)


    I just want to watch. good one.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 14, 2013


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