Nearly Bare, A Holding On Poem

Nearly bare, this branch below,

Home to just this pod,

Leaves have gone, not much to show,

Still it’s holding on,

Reaching out, into the sky,

With this bit of red,

Allowed this branch, to catch my eye,

And see it’s not yet dead.


This mostly bare branch caught my eye, waving in wind. Had to stop, take this pic, give this tale a spin πŸ™‚

OK, it isn’t so much a spin as a perspective. I just found the branch interesting and liked the blue sky background.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

Family man, father, programmer, and artist. I work with digital art, photographs, author poems and fiction, and also work in artistic metal smithing. You can find poems, photos, and digital art samplings at Thank you for your support! If you like my offerings and would like to donate, please buy me a coffee:

2 thoughts on “Nearly Bare, A Holding On Poem

  1. We have similar trees here by me, so I read your About to see where you are located and was pleasantly surprised to see you are still in Ohio, where I spent a decade in between Chicago and the Gulf of Mexico. πŸ™‚ I am even more excited to explore your site now, as I do miss Northern nature, like Hocking Hills. πŸ™‚


  2. We love to go to Hocking Hills for a bit of hiking. Very lovely area! Ohio is a very nice region if you like the change of seasons. Each season lasts just long enough to be ready for the next season πŸ˜‰ I’ve only been to the Gulf of Mexico area once for a couple weeks over at Corpus Christi. Pretty nice there too. I also like to get away to the Caribean blue waters from time to time though. That area is beautiful too and really draws me there. Thanks for the comment, I hope you’ll find more Ohio based picture here you like!


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