Written for:  Carpe Diem #988, Birch

The birch is a very strong tree and is able to adapt to its environment. If a forest has been destroyed by fire the first tree you will see return is the birch. The birch is a pioneer and takes root again to revive the landscape, it will even be a more beautiful landscape than it was before it was destroyed.
In this strong tree we can see a metaphor for our lives. If something has disturbed your life, for example death of a beloved one, than the birch will “push” you to go on with your life, to explore your emotions and how to give them a place in your life.
Paradoxically, while the birch is a brilliant symbol of renewal, it is also symbolic of stability and structure. The druids also held the birch as the keepers of long-honored traditions. 


birch alley
brings light to the world
starting again

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

White bark
gives us a sense of hope
in the form of a tree

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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