a poet writes, never knowing if the seeds of her words will blossom into flowers
In 2013, I wrote a poem called, Tree of Life, inspired by the Gustav Klimt painting of the same name. In 2014, the poem was published in my first poetry collection, Death and Life.
And then the first bud appeared in Spring
In 2016, I was approached by a NY Filmmaker who sought permission to use my poem, Tree of Life, in the trailer for a short film called The Avant Gardener. I said yes, of course!
I have recently seen the trailer and it is jaw-droopingly beautiful, I gotta tell you. Anyways, the trailer is due to hit the Film Festival Circuit in the next few months and I will keep you posted and share the video here when it is released. In the meantime, here is the poem.
TREE OF LIFE Change fortifies the roots on which we stand blows through the branches of our existence infuses crimson experience with autumn hues. Change dismantles Winter's brittle leaves ushers Spring into our fertile environments where the seeds of evolution burst from their pod cocoons and teardrop buds blossom into Summer flowers Change releases its redolent scent; attracting the buzz of honey bees and the adoration of discerning butterflies Change breathes new life into the Tree of Life. © 2014-2017 Bianca Bowers (Death and Life, 2014)
summer is on its way
Until next time, it’s over and out from a very satisfied writer!