“Sea of Trees” published at MasticadoresIndia

I’m happy to announce that my poem “Sea of Trees” has been published at MasticadoresIndia. I appreciate Terveen Gill and her team for their support and kindness in publishing my poem. Terveen’s tireless enthusiasm for promoting writers and their work is a hallmark of her dedication to her craft. I’m both grateful and humbled to have my poetry included at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you so much, Terveen!

“Sea of Trees”

“To slake my thirst
With dew from leaves that never see the light
Arboreal the tears that fall and quench
The darkest dreams

To fill my bowels
With loam whose cloying scent bespeaks of death
Arboreal the taste of living earth
My hunger begs…”

I’d be grateful if you would check out the rest of my poem by clicking this link. Also, be sure to follow and subscribe to MasticadoresIndia—it’s a wonderful place for those who love writing.

37 thoughts on ““Sea of Trees” published at MasticadoresIndia

    1. Thanks so much, my friend. Your wonderful comments always bring happiness to me and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for being part of this community and for reading my writing. It means a lot to me. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Ashley. Your kind appraisals always make my day and I appreciate your support so much, my friend. I hope springtime is treating you well so far (nothing but more snow here, alas!). 🙂


  1. Congratulations, Mike! I am completely in awe of the vivid, powerful imagery in this wonderful, otherworldly poem! Your poetic craftsmanship definitely deserves all the recognition and accolades.👍✨

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    1. Thanks so much, David. Your kindness and talent have been so inspirational to me, and your comments and support are invaluable. I hope spring in Jerusalem is generous to you and yours (springtime here has been..um…generous as far as snow is concerned!). 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. You know, I can see what you mean with regards to Tolkien’s Paths of the Dead, as well as some of his more nefarious wooded regions (Mirkwood, the Old Forest). I’ve read The Lord of the Rings many times over the years, and whenever I write about trees, I think of Ents and Old Man Willow and those dark and foreboding woods. This piece was inspired by the Aokigahara Forest in the foothills of Mount Fuji in Japan and its tragic reputation as a suicide location for many. As someone with major depression, I’m familiar with the insidious nature of those dark thoughts, and writing about them always helps me regain some perspective. Anyway, I appreciate your comment and thank you for visiting. 🙂


  2. I remember your other poem about the Sea of Trees and telling me about the place and it’s significance. This poem is so moving, Mike. It blends sadness and resignation with beauty and peace. I don’t know how you manage to write so deeply and with such reverence. I’m in awe (as usual). ❤ ❤ Be well, my friend. I hope the sun shines on you today.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. There’s peace with acceptance, and sometimes we realize we can’t win the fight anyway, so why not seek an alternative to banging our heads against that proverbial brick wall? I’ve been working on acceptance in several areas of my life for many years and I still have much to do in that regard (deafness and being alone are chief among those things that I continue to fight fruitlessly). Accepting the dark, depressive thoughts that have been constant companions for a lifetime was inevitable. They’re here to stay, so why not sit down with them and have tea and scones? Or a cheeseburger and fries? Pancakes? No? Okay. 😀 This piece deals with the bleakest of thoughts, for sure, but poetry has become my olive branch which I offer in return for some peace of mind. I’m so glad you enjoy my writing. Coming from someone was wonderfully accomplished and talented as you, it’s an amazing feeling. I truly appreciate you, my friend. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Peggy, for your constant support, and my apologies for the late reply here. I’m always glad to see you visit, my friend, and your wonderful comments mean so much to me. I hope you’re enjoying springtime. 🙂

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  3. This piece was beyond words to express the beauty the lines held within. I felt so moved, and you drew me in with every line. You are such a fantastic poet. I left a long message there, but I wanted you to know I am just trying to get moved and packed and find another home. It is a bit much. It was wonderful to read you there again as well. Blessings, my friend. Sending my appreciation and many hugs, Joni

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    1. Thanks so much for your kindness, Joni, and please forgive my delay in replying here. I appreciate your thoughtful comments, and your support and encouragement are bright spots in my life. Hugs right back to you, my friend! 🙂


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