Monday, January 16, 2006

The Blogger Tree

There once grew a tree, a blogger tree. It was small. It grew from a seed, in furtile ground. The roots went deep into the earth. Branches reached up to the sky. From the branches grew twigs. A network of twigs. And in spring the twigs grew leaves. Tender green leaves. In summer the leaves matured to a darker green. Many, many leaves that in autumn turned to golden, auburn, ocre, scarlet... a celebration of colours. Leaves started to loosen from the twigs, dancing in the wind, drooping in the rain, making thick tapestries to tread on for poets and writers to nourish the tree. Among the leaves, also many seeds had come down. Winter came with blankets of snow. The seeds slept comfortably and warm in the ground under the snow. Came spring again, many of them grew into new trees. New trees, new blogger trees, fed and nourished by writers and poets. They are telling their tales to the trees. There grew a forest called Dove Tale forest. The trees grow and grow with roots reaching deeper into the furtile ground, and branches and twigs expanding, bearing stories, sending them up into cyber sky.

Come all you poets and writers, join the feeders of the forest and help the Dove Tale Forest grow and link to other forests.

18 comments:

Marianne said...

Who is Blogger Tree? If I were to guess from the writing, I'd say Netty... right or wrong?

twiggy said...

Yeah, I figured I'd be recognized. (: It had been a while since I posted and I wasn't quite sure about how to do it anymore. Then computy got stubborn like mule and wouldn't move the text. By the time I got that tree going, my name was missing. So, you are right Marianne. Thought of calling myself "Twiggy" being part of that forest, whether this tree grows or not, maybe another one springs up.

Leslie aka LULU said...

I like that (Twiggy)and I like what you wrote, Netty, how poetic!

I have also changed by alias. No more Hottie. Just call me Lulu. After Little Lulu of 1950s comic book fame, the first feminist in that genre (or many genres, come to think of it).

twiggy said...

little lulu in the big forest. We have to watch for that big bad (male) wolve...oops, that was Little Red Ridinghood. Or was that The Three Little Pigs? He huffed and he puffed and he blew the ginger bread house in. Hey wait that one was the Witches' in Hansel and Gretel. Oh little lulu I am making you lose your way. Don't let me scare you away, be a brave, warrior feminist. Twiggy will help you to keep the wolves from the door...Did Little Lulu exist during the depression? I think I am hungry.

twiggy said...

correction: wolf

Xena said...

My shoulder is feeling much better, thanks to that Xena imagery, so she will stay at my side for a bit longer...

You know, it might be fun in a future blog to ask DT'ers to post a piece of writing without their name, and we could guess from the style and topic and perspectives WHO wrote it. I bet we'd be pretty good at it - we've read so much of each other's writing. The Blogger Tree was signature Netty, I mean Wild Thing, I mean Twiggy. That is good, to have a definite style!

Re: Little Lulu - she has quite a wonderful history, that one. (Meaning the comic strip version, and not our DT comrade, although come to think of it, she has a wonderful history too). Maybe Leslie will share a bit of it, she passed along this wonderful article to me once about Little Lulu. The author, Marge, was equally interesting...

Xena said...

Oh, speaking of aliases, there is a Bobby Bacon in our midst, sometimes BB for short.

There is a history to that name that goes beyond our writer's circle. On Thursday night, remind me to show you a photograph of Bobby Bacon... the lounge lizard Emcee....decked out in pink sunglasses and tux...

twiggy said...

Guess what? This is totaly off topic, but then again, maybe not. Since the story starts in a green forest. That's environment. I figure the Green Party is about environment among other things I like about their visions. So, I requested a lawn sign. So after several phone calls, I finally received one, yesterday. The Wild Thing and artist in me were pleased to see the red signs around,(Liberal and NDP) contrasted with green. Walk out of my door this morning, travel my eyes to where the sign is... was, I should say. No sign, empty space... Sign STOLEN!!! Not ripped up and thrown around or so as has been done elsewhere in the city, just gone. Twiggy frowns.

Xena said...

Hey, maybe the sign is hanging in someone's bedroom. Lol!

That is amazing the sign was stolen so quickly, and from a corner lot! You are my second friend who has posted a Green sign - if her sign is gone, too, I might have to come up with an alibi...

wild thing said...

Did you need new wall paper?

I phoned Tony. (No not the 'wow' photograper). Tony Maas, Green representative for Kitchener. Turns out his sign also has disappeared. He replaced it with a large one you do not easily run away with. I talked to his wife and she said they would bring me one too. So far no sign, but no surprize with in these weather conditions. She said more green party signs get stolen and wonders if someone collects them.

Or needs new wallpaper? LOL

I got attached to the name Wild Thing. One can be a wild thing in a green forest, or even a green party, right? Twiggy is so Audrey Hepburnish.

wild thing said...

Oh, oh, I better edit first, next time. The word 'with' should not be there.

Xena said...

You are indeed a Wild Thing - think of your front lawn and its wild things... wild flowers....

Perhaps we should take a photo of that very large green sign on your front lawn when it shows up... since it might not be there very long.

Larry Keiler said...

Maybe it's cuz Green Party has most interesting signs. Everybody nose green is soothing to eye and that logo is so psychedelic.

twiggy/wild thing/layton's loss...if you were a man we could call you Treebeard...Larry's been watching more Lord of the Rings...the story of how they created Treebeard...and Gollum...fascinating.

So much attention to detail, so much loving care lavished on that group of films. Last night Larry turned to Suzy Homemaker and said, "If only they put so much effort into world peace..."

wild thing said...

Oh yeah, Treebeard. I 'member. But you know what? I have not seen the motion pictures. I have read The Lord of the Rings twice. You remember, One Who Remains Unknown, I have that Bible print copy, a relatively thin volume, the complete works, maps, addenda, history of the Middle Earth language, family tree, etc. It was a pleasure to read that beautiful copy, after the ordinary paperback. A good looking book makes such a difference to me. I seem to read with more ease and comprehend better.

I probably should read it again, some time. There is so much to remember. And I am not the best of rememberers. (Like that word? I think I will start my own dictionary.) I also probably should watch the motion pictures. But, you know what, my video machine died a long time ago and I don't really feel the urge to buy another one or a DVD player. And you know what, I cannot overcome that thing that has been imprinted on me that girls don't go to see a movie alone. And anyway all movie theaters are pretty far from me, except maybe The Princess, and I just never go by myself. And maybe The Lord of The Rings is also not what I would want to see most. A moutain of excuses.:) But that would be interesting to see how they do the animation or re-creation of the characters for film. Did you ever meet Neil Warren, "He Who Remains Unknown"? He was always at artshows in K.W. with his funny, little clay figures.He is an animator. He went to New Zealand for a year or so to work on a project. I know he is back, but I lost touch with him.

And GUESS WHAT everybody. I have a new Green Party sign, big, and... sit down, don't fall over, it is YELLOW. Not even a green stripe anywhere. The huge big print in the yellow field reads TONY MAAS. The yellow smaller letters in a black field read Green Party. Now, yellow happens to be along with orange, my favourite colour. And I do like that psychedelic medaillon. That's cool.Maybe we get a green seat in government, a green voice speaking up for the protection of animals and environment. That would please Wild Thing very much. I am pleased to be connected with Treebeard, a fascinating character, a good guy, but that's it, it is a guy and I am not, so I think I stick to Wild Thing. I would invent grand daughter of Treebeard, but I am already the granddaughter of Merlin. (Started old in life and grow younger every day.)

Was Treebeard not in the Hobbit? Just in The Lord of The Rings, or both? Ah, would be nice to have him for a grandpa and settle in his tree arms and read.

wild thing said...

The black on Green Party sign is green, so dark, it looks like black until the sun shines on it.

Xena said...

Hey Wild Thing, you're missing a true pleasure in life - going to the movies all alone. Especially when the theatre is mainly empty. Sinking deeply into your seat, big bin of butter popcorn (or whatever treat is to your liking), settlng into the dark, and then the movie begins...

Now, granted, it is nice to go with someone, but once in a while, by ourself, is mighty fine too...

So what is it? Did you grow up to think only wanton women went to the movies alone?

wild thing said...

It was hammered into us by parents that it is not acceptable for girl/woman to go to the movies alone. I guess you could be looked upon as a woman of low morals. I was allowed to go with another girl.

I know it is silly. I could reason myself out of it. But it is so rooted in me that I don't even think of going, and if I do that inner voice (maybe the ghost of my Mother? Unlike Lulu, I don't argue much with her.I've never been at odds with her) makes me not want to go. Hey, who knows, never say never, there may be a time that I outgrow this. After all, I will live 'till I am 150, so that means I am not even halfway. Maybe as a sprite 90 year old I'll go from movie theatre to movie theatre, a real addict. And maybe sometimes you come with me Xena, by that time you'll be 70. Won't we have a ball flirting with hunks? You didn't hear that BB. Oh, that reminds me, we forgot to ask to see the picture of Bobby Bacon. Rats! (No time to edit this so take it as it comes, please.)

bb said...

What? I didn't hear what? I am not awake yet. Dang...

Shiva dances in a fiery sunrise like a departing spirit over a silent river and people smile which is the greatest miracle of all.

And BB? He sings(poorly)Danke Schoen

Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen,
Thank you for all the joy and pain.
Picture shows, second balcony, was the place we'd meet,
Second seat, go Dutch treat, you were sweet.
Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen,
Thank you for funny cards from Spain.
I recall Central Park and all,
How you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess, that's not all.
Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen,
Thank you for walks down Lover's Lane,
I can see hearts carved on a tree,
Letters intertwined for all time yours and mine, that was fine.
Danke schien, darling, danke schoen,
Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go on our separate ways,
Still the mem'ry stays for always,
My heart says, danke schoen, auf weidersehn, danke schoen.