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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-25-99 12:52 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

(wrote this for an ecological poster in Florida)

when
you are
sitting in
your wooden house
relaxing comfortably
protected from the elements
outside
thank a
t
r
e
e

When
you place logs
upon the fireplace
shutting out what cold may be
as the shadows of the flames dance on the
ceiling,
thank a
t
r
e
e

When
you pour
syrup on your
pancakes or hear robins
sing outside, then thank a tree
for everything it's able to provide

And
when you
look out at
the landscape through
the early morning mist, you
will see a sight that proves beyond
a doubt that God exists...warm sunlight falling
through the branches making diamonds out of dew
If all the things I've mentioned here mean something dear to you

Then
take the
time to come to
my retreat. Share my
serenity and, as the peacefulness
you've searched for, fills you....thank a
t
r
e
e

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-25-99).]

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-25-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-25-99 12:57 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

ab fab...what else could i possibly say?

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...eight short weeks...your countenance...just watching tv...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J....Feel the need?...serving wench...the mistress...stolen hours...Perfection...devotion...Master...apart...plain...chat?
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Wonderful! And when we read a great poem, do we thank a Balladeer? I believe so!
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3 posted 07-25-99 01:43 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I, and the tree, thank you, ladies.
Ohme
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The trees I saw were Aspen. I suspect someone else saw Palm trees. If anyone didn't see the forest, I'll let them use my glasses.
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Very nice. This would look good on a poster about ecology.

dp
Colin
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6 posted 07-25-99 05:47 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

I love trees and I love clever poetry. Guess what? I love this lots! GOOD JOB Balladeer *8)
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TREE CHEERS - For Balladeer


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Simply Marvelous work of art!
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Wow!  You wrote a forest ... I thank a tree each day for my job.  What would a bureaucrat do without paper?

A
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Wonderful. I liked and enjoyed it.
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Thank you for going back a LONG way!!
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There are so many thing in this poem that I am thanking a tree for, Michael.  There certainly is something spiritual about them.  Sometimes driving on the coastal highway I see the mighty Douglas fir being laid low with disease. I've heard that it's a moth that causes it, but they turn to rust, and it's sad.  All the things we gain from our forests, we need to protect them better and I wish they stayed within our own boundaries instead of being sold and then buried at sea.

You capture the the beauty and the bounty of our trees well.  They help supply the very air we breathe.  When you live in a logging community where the mills have all closed, the value of trees becomes more and more evident. I see clear cuts and hills replanted, but most of the economy here rested on the conservation and harvesting. Now it's tourists and sand dunes and a little ocean fishing.  Thank a tree, yes!
SimplyGold
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You are stiill writing beautiful poetry. Glad i found this.

SG
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Aren't we grateful for our archives....a tree is from where many art forms should be grateful for...as we are grateful for your wisdom.
 
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