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Raintree Me - for Enchantress

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Raintree Me

You come into spring first of green
a gift you were, Johnny’s dream
branches spread in sheer delight
in June you become golden bright



Legend holds that those who may find
Golden Raintrees shall grasp in kind
all their magical dreams come true
so sit with me, enjoy the view

Inviting birds, bees, butterflies
a harbor of health, wealth and wise
soon golden rains shall come forth and
hearts of paper lanterns bring northern



Winds to come, blow all away
your work is done, you shall not stay
but spring is promise, soon reborn
for legends hold, and you are sworn

To bring luck, good fortune, all one’s dreams
as secrets are held in your golden beams



for in the raintree’s heart of gold hearts
is where happiness shall always start

~*~

29 August 01
revised
8 August 02
Photograph by KRJ

*Note:Enchantress had never heard of raintrees, and I think she thought they were a figment of my imagination...I just wanted her to see what I get to see, every day...


© Copyright 2002 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Karilea, I have never heard of raintrees, either. This is beautiful. And, I love the poem, too. Thank you for letting me see the raintree.
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YAY!!! Oh my gosh, I have heard of raintrees but I very rarely ever get to see them and looking at your beautiful pictures I indeed have never seen ones this majestic! (smiles) This is wonderful, sweet friend, I love it, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Karilea, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Sunshine - raintrees, you make them most becoming in this write...

BC
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Well alright! I live and learn here as I haven't seen one either...hmmmm..they are beautiful. Do they change color in fall? Very interesting and the poem is attributed to a fine lady by a fine poetess indeed.

Sincerely
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OH Karilea!!  They are SO beautiful!!
The only place I had heard of them, but had never really seen one
was the movie Raintree County,
many years ago. (probably long before your time)
This piece and the pics...
Oooh yes....truly magical!!
Thank you so much...for the
~Hugs~
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*If you want to keep the keeper you have to click the keeper button*
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How beautiful this is! I've never heard of raintrees before, either!

Thank you for sharing this!

Corinne
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beautiful
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Karilea---we have a golden rain tree...I love it almost as much as the mimosa.  Thank you for reminding me of its beauty.
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Karilea, you've written a raintree of great beauty.  I've always loved raintrees

mycafe

Keep counting your blessings

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I never heard of them either ... but, then, I am only a man
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Well, then, it seems I wrote this for many, as opposed to one...so glad you all took a moment to enjoy these wonderful [apparently drought resistant] beauties with me!  Thank you!
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I came looking for this today~
This has to be my favorite Karilea write.  


Autumn, the year's last loveliest smile~
                                    
 
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