Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bough of the strong oak looked menacing

                                                                                 Attribution: Ally Saunders
Image: Arbutus from Ally Art - Bough
of a tree (here)

12 given words:
poking pain proper hummingbirds heavy 
survive storm sky can compare heard, country,

3WW given words:
vapid (adjective: uninspired, colorless, uninteresting)
tangy (adjective: zesty, spicy)

PU's Midweek Motif  -  faith

Poking fun at pain that unhinged slowly
Not being vapid but amusingly more tangy
Was it proper for hummingbirds freely
To suck it in but remaining stationary?

Bough of the strong oak looked menacing
Heavy protocol to survive storms and lightning
Sky could sympathize unabated quietly imparting
Faith so sanguine to effectively rejuvenating

Nothing to compare strength of character
Heard and seen what a country could offer

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #97
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif
Thomg's 3WW week #317
Mish's at d'Verse Peotics - Ally Saunders


  1. I love that sky, quietly imparting faith. It has gotten me through seven decades! Nice one, Hank!

  2. Can sure give one that extra nudge to keep them going strong.

  3. Those who poke fun at pain are so heartless.

  4. I feel that we live in the age when poking fun at the weak is religion.. we need strong boughs to protect us.

  5. I like that strength of character Hank ~ Thanks for joining in ~

  6. I think I get this poem--at least I can read its awe of enduring strength--the pain, the hummingbird. Unique.

  7. I really like how the title sparked my curiosity. Some very important and timely messages here.

  8. wonderful...so many prompts...
    'Nothing to compare strength of character'---so true!

  9. Love the character which you have portrayed here, Hank :)

  10. That oak tree is certainly strong. i wish i had that kind of strength of character. Good metaphor here.