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jjote
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The silence of the morning floods the air.
Within the stillness one tree stands alone
apart from all the rest, majestic, fair.
Most rare her beauty is and yet, her cone
of leafy green is fading, and she moans.
Her spirit seeks a wonder to unfold,
where seasons will not turn her heart to stone,
and rivers flow and never freeze in cold.

The summer wind breathes ‘round her trunks so bare,
where angels playing on the clouds have flown.
She whispers to the wind, “Oh won’t thou care
to take my seeds, together as our own
create new trees like me.” Her voice intones.
To propagate her kind, and not grow old
is her desire and to her bosom lone,
her branches out stretch for the wind to hold.

The wind appeases her, it cannot bear
to see her grieving, all her essence groan.
Her seeds it gathers like they’re jewels rare
to scatter them o’er woods, as to atone
for leaving her to face an empty zone.
And some seeds fall ‘mongst leaves with hues of gold,
while those which drop on rocks are picked by drones,
but only one doth mother earth enfold.

The setting sun won’t see the tree bemoan
her dying with the dark, but now behold
her reincarnate seed, that time will hone
the tree to life; and so this tale is told.

© Copyright 2003 Josefina - All Rights Reserved
Justbleu
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1 posted 03-25-2003 02:41 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This is wonderful......I do so love trees!!!!!  Well thought out piece of writing!!!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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2 posted 03-25-2003 03:25 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

This is wonderful.  We should all take a page from Nature's book.  Love, Joyce

[This message has been edited by Joyce Johnson (03-25-2003 03:26 PM).]

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(big hugggssssssss) And I pray that Mother Nature can begin to amend herself and mankind can respect her ever more highly so the beauties of the world can co-exist forever! (sigh) This is lovely, sweet friend, you have my green vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Josefina, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

vlraynes
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This is absolutely beautiful...I love it.
Very nicely done.

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

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This is just beautiful... and it has my vote! *S*
Lighthousebob
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(YAY!!!) Once more, a great big vote for 'The Tree' and her most hopeful offspring... but, I'm believing offspring void of nightmares. (Smiles) God bless.

-Bob
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7 posted 03-27-2003 01:49 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

This is a bautiful poem.
I love trees. Voting  

"Love makes the world go around"
~with love and hugs from Ethel__GG~  
                  

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8 posted 03-27-2003 02:24 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Beautiful penned!!!

Charisma
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This is so beautiful! I am a lover of--and a believer in--the power and spirit of trees.

Peace & Light,
Earth Angel
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Oh my!!  Thi is SO beautiful!
~A hug and a vote~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

jjote
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Thanks everybody for your support.
Somehow, the nightmares (Bob spoke of)will lighten with the promise of new "tree" offsprings to fill the forests.
Justbleu
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12 posted 04-03-2003 11:54 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Bump....

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Justbleu
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Bump....

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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WOW!!  This poem is so eloquent and it flows magnificently.  I can sense a common spirit flowing in your work with my own.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If the book that is being formulated was all on nature, i could not complain.  God bless you.  You have my vote.  Would love to see this in the book.  

Thanx - Tim

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:26

Bohemianaus
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Trees are some of my favourite people . as you may have guessed from "Coleraine Road". Got my vote

God bless and keep you, Namaste!
Boh

Justbleu
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Bump....

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Justbleu
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Bump....
NewEnglandlazurlu
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18 posted 04-10-2003 12:32 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Loved this poem; love trees.

Hugs for Peace, Marti

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.  A.Einstein

El_Campeador
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The last stanza is beautiful. I really enjoyed this poem.

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

jjote
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Thanks again for all those who voted. It makes it all worthwhile - sweating out the words..
Poet4Christ
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jjote -

I hope you don't mind a little bump.  Love this peice had to read it again.

Thanx - Tim

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:26

Poet4Christ
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bump - it would be an absolute shame not to have this poem in the book.

Thanx again - Tim

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:26

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nice
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24 posted 04-21-2003 01:29 PM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

Her spirit seeks a wonder to unfold,
where seasons will not turn her heart to stone,
and rivers flow and never freeze in cold.

i loved this flow of words
 
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