Mar 31, 2010

Old Tree


I saw a huge old tree today
It seemed lonely and heavy.
It’s trunk so thick, it could not sway,
It just seemed melancholy.

Quite magnificent and sturdy
yet I never noticed it before.
I walk this way so regularly
But only today, did it call to me.

With the elements for best friends
it survives.
Long forgotten,
in the city, it thrives.

I shaded my eyes and looked up higher
It really was very tall.
In the sunlight, there was much flutter
Of branches and leaves in a sprawl.

It almost seems quite gay up there
Yet below is stillness and silence.
I think they have forgotten
the lifeline of their existence.

Tomorrow, I shall meet it on my way
and hope it will have a good day.


(HA - 3/2010)

8 comments:

  1. Hope you have an awesome week.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
    andrea

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  2. What a beautiful poem girl! Ya took this Ozarks farm chick right up on those sunny branches with ya! Thanks so much for sharin' your talent!!!

    From the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

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  3. I just wanted to thank you for poppin' in with your sweet comment. Please visit often! :o)

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  4. B.M. Yes, I know just how you feel! I can pass by a tree everyday, and everyday it is different!
    From being full of leaves in all it's glory, to the stark bare branches in the Winter! I love to see how they change throughout the year.
    Unfortunately, the weather is not being kind at the moment...in fact, we are having some pretty extreme weather at the moment, and even more snow!

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  5. BM, I so love old trees and trees in general.
    I love this post, so meaningful and melancholic!
    Betty xx

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  6. Quite different from your regular posts and very good one BM. Trees are so magnificent when you take time to watch and admire them.

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  7. love this...love the picture...the poem..and I can see the tree...see the top..its power...the quiet....Sarah

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  8. Anonymous1/4/10

    This reminds me of today's sad society of elderly neglected by their offspring.
    I look after the aged in a home and this is the sad side of life I see.

    LT

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