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Beneath Branches of Needle-like Leaves

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Enotneicna
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Huddled together against the storm,
We lie in the shelter of an evergreen.
Its branches of needle-like leaves protect us from the weather,
Cold and Damp.
The bleakness of the day has made us drowsy,
How long we have sleept here I am not sure.
But now the sun's rays break through the clouds.
I watch as you sleep,
Shading your eyes from the sun's glare;
And the birds begin their songs as they do after a rain.
You open your eyes, smiling up at me.
I kiss the sleep from your eyes,
As you wreath your arms about me.
And in the stillness,
We make love beneath the evergreen;
Whose needle-like leaves gave us shelter from the storm.
Slowly, the world wakes with us, around us.
A doe and her fawn peek out of the brush, not far from where we lay.
Cautious and timid, yet curious.
We lie still, hardly making a sound.
And soon the fearless fawn steps out in full view;
Disobeying the commands of its mother.
The hours have passed quickly.
The timid doe and her brave newborn,
Have long since retreated to the brush.
And now we too must leave the shelter of the evergreen.
And one day we will return here.
And the generous evergreen will once again give us shelter;
Beneath its branches of needle-like leaves.


 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


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Denise
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1 posted 02-05-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so romantic and beautiful! Well done!

Denise
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I have been there and done that, O Ancient One,  and the smell of pine still makes me feel, well--restless?  Thanks for the smiles.
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3 posted 02-05-2000 01:09 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

You hooked me with the title alone. And what a beautiful poem. Makes me wish I'd had that experience. Reading it, I almost did.

Mike
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4 posted 02-05-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

O'Siyo, Enotneicna-

Sharon, this is lovely.
The imagery calls my spirit.
You do this well.
Your homepage is wonderful.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Enotneicna
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Denise.......Thank you!

Serenity.....You are most welcome for the smiles.

Mike.........if you could share the experience, then that is what I think it is all about.

Marge........Thank you so much.  I only do this well because Spirit has blessed me.  I'm glad you enjoyed my homepage.  I will be adding "Buffalo Spirit" to it soon.  

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


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