We Met Under the Grove

Submitted by Anna on Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:24

(my apricotpie farewell)
We met under the grove
Bringing shade, bringing bright,
Laughing sadly or studying weakness with might.
Some bring their blindness, others their sight,
But the grove where we met never changed.
We cried the same joys and we held the same loss,
We raised different voice, yet obeyed the same God.
Our hates and our loves explored paths on one chase,
And the trees overhead lent us beautiful grace.
We helped others fall up in the grove.
We met under the grove in drabs of such hue
That color without it would never do
We tried to capture the rainbow with glue
Yet the grove never told us, “You fools!”
We met under the grove, but soon all’s said and done.
Words can’t feed practical trees; those need sun.
Releasing hands, we our break hearts one by one.
Nevermore shall the grove see us meet.
Perchance on the moor; in peace or with guns
To fight enemy soldiers. Will we be gloomy or fun?
Perchance in a garden; on the bank of a stream;
Perchance in the city or castle or rain—
But nevermore under the grove.
The trees ring with our laughs
Our tears
Our parting
The love that bound us well.

Author's age when written


It's like the elves leaving middle earth.  So many things fading...

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

I love it. :)

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

James said it...

Hope to see you at the Outpost!

And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Thank you, peeps. I'm going to miss meeting under this grove.

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Beautiful. I read this when it first came up but couldn't comment. Beautiful.

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I don't want to leave the grove!  Maybe the grove is better than anywhere else!  Maybe the grove inspires creativity and love in a way that no other place will!  Maybe...

I'm going to miss this place.  Sorry, but I'm really not ready to say "Farewell." yet.  Even though I have to.

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya