Monday, February 21, 2011

Tree Of Hearts

In the forest grows a tree -- a peculiar plant with flowering hearts
Twasn't always the lonely silent sentinel of the woods
Once a beautiful princess until a witch's curse rooted her to that place
She once had a sister who strayed from castle walls that kept her safe
Because her sister was filled with jealousy over a prince who loved her tenderly
The young princess was doomed -- her heart poisoned against all love
Her sister came and struck a deal, becoming a tree while her sister was spared
Now the tree waits for the curse to end while her sister lives without her memory
Others come to pluck her fruit to cure their ills and heal their hearts
While the Tree of Hearts waits for her sister to come and free her from the wretched curse
Until her prince rides by one day and sees the beauty inside the tree
He implores her then to tell the tale and asks how he can set her free
Her freedom then became his quest and he sought her sister to bring her there
But the younger princess remembered not the one who'd sacrificed for her
She wouldn't go to see the tree and the prince began to feel despair
'Til one day she began to look at him and again want to keep him for herself
He finally led her through the wood after promising a kiss as her reward
And when she stood and faced the tree a heart fell and landed at her feet
She picked it up and and gazed at it and the spell was broken instantly
The princess stepped out of the trunk into her prince's arms with love
Her jealous sister loosed a scream then she became a poison tree
The princess left her with a heart to free her if she'd take a bite
But envy kept her sister there refusing love from one who'd cared
While the Tree of Hearts wed her prince and lived her life with happiness


  1. Wow, Houndstooth, that's so much like a fairytale! It's easy to get pulled in and it's very well written! Very well done!

  2. You are a very good writer!!!
    I hope you will see this!! I can't get a blog to come up on your WordPress page. All that comes up for me is photobucket and that doesn't work for me either b/c I am on dial up!!
    xx Fern