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The Tree

Resolute and firm you stood your ground
As summer, winter and rain
Crossed your  path
And  autumn stripped you bare

Stolid and majestic
Your proud branches
Spread high into the sky
Seeking to embrace the clouds

As daylight breaks
You welcome the sun
With dew drops strewn like pearls
On  fresh green leaves

At noon the sun high above
Brings weary travellers to your feet
You shower a blanket of shade above
Like a mother hugs a child in her bosom

At nightfall
Moonlight shines through you
Like a bride’s silhouette
Adorned in sparkling jewels

© copyright skm, 20th Jan, 2012

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  1. January 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Great imagery and beautiful flow of words. I really like this poem. Thanks for sharing.

  2. January 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Very lyrical. And striking photo!

  3. January 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Wow, I loved the movie that ran in my head as I read this. It was wonderful and I could feel the change of the seasons; the hot and the cold and I felt pride as my leaves provided shade for the weary traveler. Once again, WOW!! Very well done. Be blessed.


  4. January 22, 2012 at 1:00 am

    the imagery drawn from your words is outstanding.


  5. February 7, 2012 at 5:23 am

    This is a very beautiful poem. The similes and metaphors you used are perfect are effortlessly strewn with the rest of the piece. It’s a lovely tribute to a tree; it reminded me of Joyce Kilmer’s poem, Trees. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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