“If I could live forever more
I’d be the ocean by the shore.
Or could I have my choice of things
I’d be a bird who can take wing.
Now as I think of all I’d be
I believe it is the mighty tree.
But only if you would agree
stand by my side, hold hands with me,
– for all eternity!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
41 thoughts on “Holding hands for eternity”
This is lovely my friend,
the togetherness of the
trees along with your
wonderful poetry gives
the reader a real sense
of eternity 🙂
Thank you Andro! xx
You are welcome 🙂
Being a nature gal, I love trees and this photo definitely seems to have captured these two with branches entwined. Beautiful poem Penny.
Thanks LuAnn, I love the photo myself! I saw it and said, they look like they’re handing branches (hands) with each other) and out popped the poem! 🙂
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Oh to be the mighty tree
I truly wonder what life would be
And know it would be filled with glee
If beautiful Penny was there
Holding hands.. with me!
This was such a wonderful post my friend ~
Lots of Love and hugs ~Robyn x
Tears here, dear friend, thank you Robyn, all my love (and hugs too) Penny 🙂 xox
I just got a little corny/mushy on you – you know how i feel about you – eternally! – x RL
Yes I do (ditto), I guess that’s why when I read you poem it connected, immediately! Eternally works for me too! xo
Penny, this is beautiful! It warmed on my heart on this rainy day. xo
You have an eye for the romantic, this pleases Ste, the thought of love transcending time is wonderful. Such a visual love that seems hidden in plain sight, now I view it as melancholy as well but in a delicious way. Wait, now I see it as something to be aimed for, a yearning or aspiring post. Sometimes you are to versatile and I find I have sat here for a long time seeing new aspects to your words…
SteJ, sometimes you pay me the nicest compliments my friend! Thank you!
I say what I see…just that that quiz show Catchphrase, but I will warrant you have no idea what I am on about.
The beauty of it all, your phrase “…I will warrant you have no idea what I am on about” the ‘you of it all’ is so very uniquely you! Oh and I’ll warrant I have a clue or two!
Two clues are better than one, I’ve always said that you know, every day i say it at least once. it is the way I have kept sane all these years. Glad I could be me for you.
Beautiful, Penny!! I love trees and that’s the 2nd tree I’ve seen today that I wish I could have hugged. Lol
hugs Paula xxxx
I am so glad to hear that Paula, I’m a tree hugger also! But people are still my favoritests hugs by far, xxxxx and more xxxxx, Penny 🙂
Haha! Agree. xx
Beautiful photo and lovely words. 🙂
Thank you Sally, so very much! 🙂
Is that an actual photograph, or just Photoshop?
An actual photograph Alejandro! Sometime’s nature creates far better than we can! 🙂
love is tender when it is so deep…beautiful…how we need one another…lovely poem, Penny!
So very true Olivia, your words, how we need one another, thank you very much! 🙂 Penny
Magical merging of morpheme mirrored in nature Penny.
Wow! Great word combination Mike, and thank you!
Beautiful dream Penny 🙂
Thank you Gys! 🙂
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
This is truly a magnificent photo.. and what a poem… do you get your inspiration from looking at the photo and then writing or the other way round.?
Both! Sometimes I have an idea and look for a photo (mine or another person’s) or I take a photograph or see someone else’s (or an illustration, same thing) and go from there. Works both ways Bulldog … 🙂 xx
AnElephantCant deny that is tempting
AnElephant thinks he just might
But he is quite demure
So he wants to be sure
Is Penny’s bark worse than her bite?
Grrrrrr … just joking (about the grrrrr part). About the hand holding as a tree for eternity part – the nature that lives inside of me thinks it would be most awesome! 🙂
What a beautiful post dear Penny 😉 xxx
Thank you dear friend of mine! 🙂 xo
What a magnificent poem to go with the beautiful photo Penny. Thank you for sharing with us
A pleasure for me Alastair, thank you! 🙂
Penny, this is so lovely!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Hi Wendy, Thank you, very much! xx