Tag Archives: Tree

Trees Poem Compares Uprooted Tree with Dumbbell

Trees are starting to spring green in the northern hemisphere now, with buds opening to leaves under the warming sun. These poetry thoughts date back to the autumn-winter, when storms had uprooted a tree.

West Philly Storm - Trees Down
West Philly Storm – Trees Down (Photo credit: kwbridge)






Trees without leaves
look at home
when the sun doesn’t shine.

Trees with roots
bitten from earth
look more balanced.

Trees look like bells
when out of their womb
dumbbells and barbells.

A dumbbell (Hantel)
A dumbbell (Hantel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





Trees of life
weighted with birds
raised high by humanity.

Trees stand for sacrifice
branches welcome visitors
axe and chainsaw.

Trees look cold
naked to the bone
lying in the lumber yard.

Lumber yard sorting table, Falls City, Oregon
Lumber yard sorting table, Falls City, Oregon (Photo credit: OSU Special Collections & Archives : Commons)
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New Green Phrases and Old Werewolf Poems

Can you see the wood for the trees?

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, dictionary diva at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. While you are probably eager for completely new Greenygrey material, the recording of Greenygrey history can be a slow, laborious and painstaking task, so please bear with us.

New Greenygreyism similar to Seeing Wood for Trees

And it is very exciting news for us, and we hope it will be for you too. We think we have a new greenygreyism.

While Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams was an amazing sportswerewolf, and is a great sports correspondent, he’s not an etymologist. And he is the first to admit that when he used the phrase ‘not seeing the Green for the greenygrey’ in his recent post about goalie kits that he was unaware (not un-a-were) he was making Greenygrey history.

I can confirm that it was the first time the phrase ‘not seeing the green for the greenygrey’ has been used in the Greenygrey world. I have found a related phrase in the English language, which goes something like: ‘not seeing the wood for the trees’.

It is explained by our beloved free English dictionary as: ‘if someone can’t see the wood for the trees, they are unable to understand what is important in a situation because they are giving too much attention to details.’

Maybe Green’s greenygrey kit disguised the West Ham goalie so much that the Blackpool strikers spent too much time looking for details, such as aiming for the goalposts, but sent most shots wide; meaning they couldn’t see the goal for the posts, like the wood for the trees.

Werewolf of Oz poems in Tips for Writers

Secondly, an addition to the recent post about Grey’s Oz poems in Tips for Writers. Greenygrey admits just skimming through Tips before blogging that Tips 89 contained the Oz Flight poem, which is the opposite to not seeing the wood for the trees; more like not seeing the trees for the wood!

Turns out that after a closer look there are several Werewolf of Oz poems in it. Altogether there’s: Rainbow Valley Shropshire Lad, The Greycliffe House Mouse, Oz Flight, New Day, 3×4 and Tree to Sea.

Thanks to Tips for publishing them. They’re all available in the Werewolf of Oz, and will be blogged here over the next few months. Cheers.

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Thought of GreenYgrey Y Represented by Dalai Lama

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Today we’ve got the second part of our human representation for the GreenYgrey Y’s 3-D tree of growth, thought and knowledge: the lexical equivalent of splitting the atom.

Backfired (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fishing for Fission

How to See Yourself As You Really Are
How to See Yourself As You Really Are (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, that’s right, after Debbie Harry was declared the D of growth, it is now time for thought.

And we have decided that the Dalai Lama should represent thought.



Although we are agnostic about religion, so keep an open mind about reincarnation, and don’t really believe the Dalai-Lama is goddish, he does represent a religion known for its thought, peacefulness and consideration for all life.

Thinking about Thought

Green Thought Bubbles
Green Thought Bubbles (Photo credit: iNkMan_)

While thinking deeply isn’t for everybody, and we think there can be a wisdom to avoiding thinking, and just living to be happy in the moment, we also think that some thinking time can be of value sometimes.

While some people might have a natural propensity to think, as some people have an innate talent for arts or sports, we think that practise is  likely to make perfect… or more perfect than before anyway.

Buddhist Meditation and Yoga

So, we think that people who think a lot through meditation, yoga or just taking time out from the constant communications of modern life, are more likely to develop their thinking.

Although the Dalai Lama may not be the best thinker in Buddhism, and Buddhism might not really produce the best thinkers, we have decided to choose the Dalai Lama, as he is the big cheese of Buddhism, and his name starts with a D.

We estimate that we will be able to conclude the splitting of the greenYgrey Y tomorrow, if we can acquire the knowledge…

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Poem about Self, Spirit, Society, Nature and Freedom

Yew Tree Tarn, Cumbria
Image via Wikipedia
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem started with the idea of ‘inhibition’ but then developed into something else during its creation, although it still has an element of inhibition within. The place to escape inhibition is within. Here it is:
Inner Strength, Mental Health
pull down the walls
of the mind
not the community
act savage
in the wilderness
home of freedom
lost paradise, paradise found
escape to solitude
thinking of spirit
remember I
have an animality
deep inside me
my own yew tree

End of Autumn Falling Leaves Poem

As the last days of autumn/fall in the northern hemisphere lay ahead, Marc Latham’s latest FM poem has the  leaves of deciduous trees as its topic.  Here’s the poetry:
Falling Autumn Gold
dawn’s dazzling deciduous
shining silver bark
naked tree-tops
clothed yellow midrift
leaves illuminated, nature’s neon
lemon skirt glows
barefoot base
fallen fellows floor
sunlight makes radiant

Marc Latham indulges in more speculative bipolar investigatory ruminations in the factual and fantasy worlds on the greenygrey website.

Irton Beech Tree Fight Highlights Greenygrey Plight

Beech tree in Imber
Image via Wikipedia

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonthehill, media analyst at the Greenygrey.

Irton Villagers Try to Save a Greenygrey Beech

The villagers of Irton, near Scarborough in north-east Yorkshire, are trying to save a beloved beech tree that has been condemned by the council.

As the video on the Scarborough Evening News shows (after a little while) the beech tree is a most greenygreyish of trees.

Thanks to the Irton Villagers and Supporters

We think this shows humanity at its best; making an effort to save something very different from themselves.

The beech tree can give no thanks, but we here at the Greenygrey can give thanks for the greenygrey aspect.

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