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Oak's Canopy

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Mike
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0 posted 01-10-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

As moonlight filters through oak's leaves,
I feel soft kiss of evening's breeze,
A gentle touch upon my skin,
That brings a warmth to soul within.

Oak's rustling leaves in harmony,
Unto my ears a symphony,
Enraptured by the winds that sing,
Sweet songs to me of love you bring.

Within the limbs of canopy,
Protected from disharmony,
I hear the hush of evening's fall,
As come to me, comes forth night's call.

Each scar upon your weathered boughs,
Upon my heart your love endows,
Life's memories of pains and joys,
From forth your roots, dear oak deploys.

A lifetime in limbs soft embrace,
Encaptured in tree's verdant grace,
Forevermore will seek thy shade,
For oaken tree, my life has made.

The Oak

I sit beneath green canopy, in shade of towering oak,
Reflecting on the paths not took, of words I've never spoke,
I gaze above at shimmering leaves, as sun's light filters through,
Oasis in the summer heat, beneath the sky so blue.
I hear sweet songs of nightingale, upon the summer breeze,
And see the dance of Terpsichore, amongst the oaken leaves,
Within the limbs a universe, protected by oak's boughs,
And on this beauteous summer day, majestic oak allows...
A simple man to touch the gods, in boughs of nature's grace,
Allowed in slendor to repose, in this, gods' special place,
In summer of my eighteenth year, I took you as my wife,
For eight and twenty years you've been, the tree that shades my life.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 01-10-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-10-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, Mike! These are beautiful! You two are so blessed to have each other!  

 Denise

Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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2 posted 01-10-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

What a beautiful poem!  And what a lovely tribute to a long and true love!  (There are far too few these days.)  What a treat to read!  Thank you!
Michael
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3 posted 01-10-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Extraordinarily beautiful, Mike.  Bless you and you wife for such a warming piece.


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4 posted 01-10-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank the three of you for your comments...
they are appreciated.
Severn
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5 posted 01-10-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

These are indeed beautiful, Mike - they do speak of true love.

Mike
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6 posted 01-10-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you Severn for the very nice comment.
and I apologize for bringing this poem back up again... but wanted my sister to be able to find it...
Denise
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7 posted 01-10-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hey, Mike...you can bring your poems back up any ol' time!  

 Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 01-11-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow!! Both of these are lovely as well as well written. Smooth in their flow and cut to the heart, nice job Mike  
Meadowmuse
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9 posted 01-11-2000 08:55 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Such elemental adoration you've expressed in these graceful verses...so naturally eloquent. Enjoyed the Terpsichore reference.

Dear LadyClaire


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10 posted 01-11-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfectly lovely! But then I expect nothing but the best from you! You and your wife must have a wonderful life together!  
Nan
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11 posted 01-11-2000 01:37 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Oaks are pretty awesome trees... They're always the last to lose their leaves... and they're acorns are pretty resilient little seedlings as well... Nice analogy to your happy home life, Mike....
Martie
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12 posted 01-28-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Just found this Mike, so back up it goes.  It is beautiful and heartwarming.
 
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