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Don’t mind if I blush

In red maple shades

As you fumble for words

To honour my grace


Roots entwined deeper

Than sorrow in hearts

Arms that reach taller

Than dreams you impart


My beauty eludes me

But still you admire

Remember, my love

When you’re feeding the fire


Abhra at dVerse Poet’s Pub inspired us to bring trees to life. This was my response to the prompt.

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19 responses »

  1. fun with a twist ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ouch on that last line….we usually few the fire with the fallen already, scavenging the cast offs….not cutting and taking down the live ones…

    • Sorry for the “ouch”. It was not intended that way. I adore trees….huge tree hugger here. I have watched in horror as beauties like these that were once admired came down for no apparent reason. I was trying to relay this by giving my personified tree a little attitude at the end of the poem.

  3. What a beautiful tree, and what wonderful description. Sad to think of such a tree ending up as firewood.

  4. Oh the last line is beautiful… a twist but lovely description!

  5. A remembrance of the Tree’s life. A living being and no thanks given.

    • Hi Gretchen! Trees are precious to me. You are right….they are beautiful living beings that should be appreciated and protected. Thanks for taking time to read. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Still that warmth..a fire should be seen as treasured gift.

  7. Sometimes the fire needs to be tended for survival..but, perhaps give thanks for the trees gift.

    • Yes, I agree. There are obviously situations where it is necessary. A nice idea to give thanks for what it provides. The tree speaking in this poem was reminding us that to actually appreciate it’s beauty we would have to remember it, even in the end when it is used for our own necessities or desires, at least that was my intention. Thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Quite a poignant reminder – delivered with panache ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thank you!! This world would be boring without a little panache. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the follow as well.

  10. a tree is beauty and a tree is need and we need to be a less tyrant…love the flow and rhyme..

  11. Peter Notehelfer

    Very graceful, mish, a tree makes such a wonderful analogy for life and love . . . And like a poet it takes in CO2 and gives back the oxygen we need to thrive . . . Thank you for loving trees!


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