Thursday, February 6, 2014

30 Words: Bent Not Broken

I’m encased in ice, frozen to the core.
Winter’s grip is strong.
Like this tree, I am bent but not broken.
Hunched and shivering now, 
but the thaw will come.

The premise of 30 Word Thursday is simple... take a photo, write 30 words (no more, no less) and post it each Thursday.  This is a blog hop hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz over on her blog Treasures Found.  Click HERE to see her post for this week as well as links to everyone else's 30 Words. 

This is an older pic from a February 2012 ice storm we had.  It's hard to tell but this tree is three stories tall... luckily it bounced back once the ice melted off.


  1. So sad to see trees like this. I really hope it comes out of this unharmed!

    1. This is an older pic and the tree is ok thank goodness!

  2. this is lovely--so poetic and just very moving.

  3. What a great lesson right outside your window. Bent but not broken, I love it!

  4. Awesome shot of that tree! How beautiful but sad. Love the personal sentiment.

  5. WOw! Your photo is amazing! Good for you! I love the imagery of being bent but not broken.

  6. The things that last are the ones that can bend with whatever is thrown at them! Learning to be flexible in all things can prevent being broken.

  7. I love the contrast between your tree and the 3 little Christmas trees beyond. Just as some of us are built for winter and some for the sun, we can all endure the seasons.

  8. Wow! The power and the beauty of nature. The resilience of this tree is a good reminder.
    Thank you for joining the Challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

  9. I'm on the other side of the world amongst heat wave conditions - subtle reminder of how everyone is enduring such extremes all around the world.

  10. Such a beautiful poem - so descriptive. Hurry up spring!

  11. Beautiful words. I know many folks who are hanging on, hoping for Spring.

  12. We don't have ice storms in the UK, but I have experienced one when I lived in Rochester N.Y. Nature can be so overpowering but as you say has a wonderful capacity to bounce back.