I’m so glad you stopped!
Yes, I’ve been felled and can’t get up.
I never intended to cross the road.
The other side never looked greener.
I do hope you welcome the detour.
You’ll find a knife in the fork just ahead.
In a minute, you can leave your mark.
Carve your initials into my bark.
Now add a plus sign for good measure.
Then under that – the name you treasure.
Surround them both with a human heart,
Captured in love, in rapture thou art.
No skin off my back, I feel no pain.
‘Tis good to be on the road again!
hgq was here 🙂
It’s a good thing we can now share the neighborhood with a tree.
Absolutely over my head!
Thank you so much, brilliant, shades on!
Hi Keith, Uncle Tree :),
Thanks for your email that led me to your personal blog.
Sorry for not responding earlier. Very good poems here. I have bookmarked your blog.
My husband and I have been on a walking holiday in the snow for fourteen days. The landscape was breathtaking and I can honestly say I walked in peace for peace :). Beautiful Snowful Trees I´ve seen!!
Love to you from Mieke
A nice surprise it was, Mieke, seeing you drop in.
Thanks for the compliment! Stop by anytime.
Or I’ll see you at Grafetti. Take care now, Keith
Hi Ed, Heath, and Bonnie,
Thanks for the hearty welcome!
I’m somewhat tempted to leave a post simply stating…
< AB+MC 3
…but… it is good to be on the road again.
Hey there, you one guy!
I was wondering how long it would be before someone wood listen to me.
Maybe I do know you. Uncle Tree
My children number zero, and my poetic skills wouldn’t match yours.
So maybe I’m someone else you know, of course, I may not be at all.
But I do listen sometimes.
Strangers do exist, guy. Talking to one is real, and better
than the admission that I have an imaginary friend. UT
Well, multiple was more than 3 Keith 😉
I wanted to stop by and add your blog to mine. This way people that read mine will stop here too.
You are a great poet. I am going to be busy reading here for awhile.
Wishing you well, shia
That was more than kind, Shia. Thank you very much!
I hope you enjoy your stay here, as well as I enjoyed
visiting your site today. The pleasure was mine!
Sincerely, Uncle Tree
“The magic of poetry comes, from the impersonality of the work. a writer must not be his own theme. The artist in his work must be like God in his creation — invisible and all-powerful: he must be everywhere felt, but never seen”
I love this poem
By the way I send you hughs mr.
That sounds familiar, Mariana,
and it explains why I play like a tree sometimes.
I’m glad you like it, thank you! Hugz backatchya! UT
Sometimes you find small bundles of joy scattered in the form of poems across the blogs such as yours. I am delighted to find it and will go through every page starting now. Thanks for bringing meaning and joy to my life. I am enriched.
Nice to meet you, tikuli! Thank you very much!
i love the way you are progressive in your prose; yet reminscent of style and depth of the poets i so admire from the past. you pull it off effortlessly without being anyone other than yourself.
thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments!
Thank you, Ms. Author!
And you are welcome to take the detour anytime.
I’ll have to cruise back over to you when I get the chance to read more.
Write on! Uncle Tree
I love trees and forks and knives in the road. Cool word play.
I’ve never thought the grass was greener on the other side. Instead, my thought is, “you mean there’s grass over there??”
But I suppose barren wastelands have their charm, too. As do you, Uncle.
Hope it’s okay that I added you to my blogroll.
It’s more than okay, dear medicated lady,
I am honored. Thank you very much!
Hope you are having a good Friday, too!
Hmmm, I love desolate terrain…..God is meditated.
The color of your site, the wordplay in you welcoming poem, the humor and the truth – it all left me with a smile on my face.
Thank you, Bryan! Nice to meet you.
I do believe I’ve seen you around a bit.
Soon as I get some time I’ll and come and visit.
Promise! Uncle Tree
There is a great joy in whittling for a sailor.
Yes, Paul. Dead wood is the hillbilly’s delight.
Whittler is the editor who always thinks he’s right.
Oh loved this! “a knife in the fork just ahead” i think i found it 🙂
Plus sign 😉
Be careful not to cut yourself, Ms. Mist.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you liked it.
Watch out for the sharp edges, now. UT
It’s about time that someone did that, Ed.
Have you found the treasure yet? 😮
Thanks for stopping by my blog..i thought i’d repay the compliment..and i’m so glad i did..you have a very deep soul….Gypsy
My, what keen eyes you have, Gypsy!
It’s a good thing my soul is hidden deep.
A lot safer it is, far away from things
that only come out at night.
I loved your tree sketch/paintings.
Thanks for visiting, and for signing the guest book! UT
Ditto what Bryan said. He always seems to take the thoughts that are in my head and put them into the words I couldn’t find. Look forward to reading more of your work. And thanks for reading mine!
I will keep a knotted eye on you, too, wise lady.
Thanks for coming by, and leaving with a smile. UT
How is your brother doing these days?
The moonglow is lovely tonight!
No news is good news, we hope. Ed
Hello there, Kate & Ed!
He is recovering well, with no complications at this time.
His ’98 Mustang is receiving the extra attention it deserves.
I would say, he’s enjoying his time off from work.
Thank you for your concern, my friends!
Thanks for your comments. Appreciate it.
The existential font? Simple, combination of things.
1. MS Word – Batik Regular (or any other)
2. Post on Myspace Blog
3. Copy/Paste onto WordPress
Should work most of the time.
I also really like your blog. I’ve added it to my recommended sites at
Hey! Thanks for your compliments on my blog. Yours are good too! I wish i could write like you. 🙂
I’m glad you came on out to find me, Pablo.
Thanks for the comment, you are quite the artist! UT
Happy am I to know you liked a few, jaeson.
Thank you! You have some of the finest photos I’ve seen to date.
My eyes are still trying to adjust back to their usual blurriness. UT
It is a pleasure to have met you on this path, Uncle Tree. Your presence reminded me of a Ghazal I wrote for on old friend of mine
I hope you don’t mind me carving it in among the initials of those wonderful people who have come before me. While I was resting here I was inspired to revisit the form. Thank you.
I don’t mind at all, Brad. I thank you, and I bless your rain!
I’m not ashamed to say, I’ve never heard of a Ghazal.
But I think my ancestors came from the rain forest. Pour it on. UT
i i i , great to have a place to rest and leave a mark. i am glad you left your at my little trunk
Welcome to the best rest in the Midwest, iii D!
Watson, you’ve done it again
Another home run
Carved in the bark
For all the world
I’m glad you like this idea, Princess. Thank you!
“How sweet it is to be loved by you.”
Under the shade of a weathered tree
Beyond the reach of the sun
A quiet spirit left no mark
For anyone to see
I love your poetry Tree and I’ll be back to that knife in the fork in the road.
“No harm, no foul.” A great vow, Val! Awaiting your quiet return. UT
Captivating – poetry of distinction.
That’s very nice of you to notice. Thanks for leaping into my woods!
You seem to understand many things others don’t even glimpse. What brought you to this state of awareness?
Comparitive religion? Yes, I love that too.
But wasn’t it that itchy unsettlement deep down that *has* to ask, why?
Thanks for making blogging more interactive and communal.
Whether it is a hunch, an urge, or an itch, Pablo,
they will all drive you crazy until you do something about it.
Regrets are like scratch tickets.
Rub them the right way with a silver piece,
and they will reveal their truth.
If you then try to water-down the truth,
you’ll be sorry. Falseness is all wet.
That’s a neat facility, Uncle Tree!
Great that you are making a name for yourself!
Quite thought evoking. I haven’t been around for a while and suddenly Uncle Tree is everywhere. Thought I’d see what all the hollarin’ was about. A wonderful and relevant place you have here. I plan to stop in often.
Hello, Miss Demure Restraint!
You are sure enough welcome to help yourself
to the woods anytime. A hollerin’ hollow it sometimes is,
but there’s plenty of whisperin’ goin’ on too, believe you me.
Uncle Tree is everywhere? Suddenly? Say, what? My, oh my!
I wonder if I’m getting incorporated into the scheme somehow. Hmmm…
Have a great Sunday, Miss D! I’ll have to stop by your place soon
just to see what being demure is all about. Okay? Wonderful! UT
TREE IS DOING IT AGAIN!!!!
NO, I’M NOT!
full of thoughts inside
wanting to give cool shades
wanting to bear flowers and share some fruits
yet uncertain, and afraid
until one day the wind whispered to the world
so came a little butterfly
followed by hundreds of animals in different sizes
and the seed suddenly gained strength and willingness
everybody knew the seed’s worth
how capable it is to inspire other creature’s lives
and it grew into a beautiful shady tree
Dear, dear Rhee,
How kind of you to share your sweetest nectar with me!
It’s likely to be the only Valentine I’ll see.
Today is the day of my first anniversary. (My blog is One)
Thank you for joining me in The House of Uncle Tree!
Really, Butterfly, that was really very wonderful!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!
Luvz & hugz! UT
Was strolling by for a word or two from you,
seeking the peace and warmth they radiate.
Thanks, Uncle Tree, I feel renewed.
Thank you, Martie!
You’ll always be welcome here.
Frank was hoping you’d stop by,
but he understands the why — knot.
Have a happy Summer Solstice Monday!
Peace, Keith 🙂
trees cross the road to MAKE the other side greener…
and those scars on their barks… so painful… but not just theirs:
Ha-ha! Human Being 🙂 I can make
everything greener by crossing it…
everything except for my wallet, that is.
Free The Tattoos!
Hi, UT! I went to high school with you, and found your website from some FB photos. One of the I read poems before I got to this page was eerily similar to the homily I heard in church this Advent Sunday. I like what I’ve already read, and certainly will read more!
Hello, stranger! (I’m clueless)
Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 UT
I didn’t expect you to know who I was as we did not know each other well back in the day. Judging by your poetry, seems we have a bit in common now. I’ll send you a private message on Facebook; we have a few mutual friends!
That’s a generous tree.
Personally i would like anyone putting a tattoo on me but hey, we’re all different. lol
There is only one Valentine, hidden in the many layers you created….tapping me on my backside..reminding me of pleasure of my heart beating next to the one, that creates my deep feelings that are crying out. Holding life in your hands as each beat produces the flow of love that flows through my veins ..carved in my soul so many years ago. You are my oxygen, this river has no island, it is continuous through my body, my soul, my mind….open the gate where love travels in only one direction valentine…my heart a waits
This is wonderful. I’ve always wanted to carve my name in a tree, but maybe it would be selfish just to mention me. So glad for your comment on my blog too – thank you. 🙂
“We’re all different.” That’s putting it rather lightly, Richard. 🙂
Personally, I have no tattoos, but if I did, you can most likely guess
what it would be a symbol of. Yes, that’s right. Mother Tree.
That was wonderful, Cheryl! 🙂 From the bottom of my heart to the top
of my toes, I kindly thank you for sharing that with everyone! Tap, tap…
Thank you very much for carving a sweet little compliment
into me outermost dead, and rougher than rough skin, Kiersty! 🙂
Thank you for the welcome.. I am glad that I stopped by..
You definitely have a very unique way of weaving it across the uncle tree.. or may I say you are the Uncle weaving it for the Tree..
Nice bright sunny wintery noon, my lunch n your blog.. you see that smile plastered over me..? 😀
Here my carvings.. ♥♥♥
Oh, thank you, my dear Olivia! 🙂 Triple set hearts!
I can feel them beating and bleating their love through my bark.
Feels so good…ah, where was I? Oh, that’s right. Playing the sap I be.
Thanks for doing lunch with me! For a few moments there,
with the sun as high in the sky as it gets — and you nearby,
I felt as if I were the sweet bodacious bodhi tree of yore.
Your Highness, I was blessed! And I’m still trembling.
Fell on the road did ya! well I’ll give you some time to season and turn you into a a carving or two! Hey my saw is just as green as my Kawasaki dirt bike sorta seems natural don’t it? HeeHee
Just kiddin…wouldn’t even try to carve you…to many knots! great poem though! Let me know if you get any more done on your story …poke! poke!
I know ain’t gonna happen cause you ain’t got the time or stomach for it right now. Its good that you have that kinda coolness going on Keith just lettin’ ya know I haven’t given up on you and your writing Take care!
Yes, Stuart. I hit the road awhile back. It was very lonesome
to start with, but eventually I did have a few visitors stop by.
Then, a few weeks back, there was a mighty storm that came
pushing its way through the sky, but it passed on quickly. Due
to the slippery slopes, a rather large boulder dislodged itself
and came tumbling down the mountain. This rock did roll until
it came to rest beside my once upon a time glorious crown.
I’ve been romancing the stone of my youth ever since.
Thanks for your continuing hospitable support. Signed,
A seasoned veteran of The Fall, your friend, Uncle Tree
Without rocks being ground down, how could a tree anchor?
🙂 Exactly! 🙂
Thought I’d stop by and top off my need for sound poetry. This was an exceptional piece.
Thank you, sir!
For those who have ears to hear, eyes to see, and
hearts full of love and good cheer with which to feel:
*********** Happy New Year! ************
May 2012 bring you everything your heart desires!
🙂 Best wishes to all! Your old friend, Uncle Tree 🙂
Why, Thank-you! Dear Watson! I do believe, what my heart desires. I am sure and very positive ….I won’t drive off. It’s a new road not yet traveled and in this New Year, no deviations.
Well…you go, girl! 🙂 And may God bless your journey!
A big THANK YOU! to all who visited me in 2011.
Uncle Tree’s House had 11,225 visitors last year. 🙂
Hello Uncle Tree
This is totally beautiful. I like it 🙂
I am reminded of the Tree Of Life and the sacrifice He made to get us to the other side.
Blessings and happy heartprints to you!
Welcome to my ancient arboretum, Ann. And,
Thank you for the totally sweet compliment!
From bark to heart, I wish you many blessings!
Starting with a soon-to-be super-fine Valentine ~
🙂 Luvz & Hugz, UT
The forest breathes magic, and sighs tranquility.
Tweeted this and another great post of yours, Uncle Tree 🙂
Oh, my! You are too kind, Margaret. 🙂 Thank you so very much! Peace, Keith
How fun! I love the energy here UT! (and thanks for stopping by my blog, too.)
Thank you, Susan! 🙂 And you’re welcome!
Reblogged this on Uncle Tree's House and commented:
February 14, 2019 marks my 10th Anniversary @ WordPress!
What a long strange trip it’s been, but well worth the ride.
HaPPy VaLeNTiNe’S DaY to all my family and friends!
Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree ♥ From the beginning…Post #1:
Ten years, whoo!
Thank you, Deby! 🙂
Congratulations, Keith. Always stay humble and kind.
Thank you, Cheryl! 🙂 Best wishes to you.