Thursday, 18 February 2016

THE TREE:

I wrote this many years ago, winning a prize
I may add:
THE TREE:
The tree outside my window,
Are blossoming with buds of spring.
Way up in this tree,
The birds begin to sing.

Their song is for the present,
They've forgotten yesterday.
They don't sing of tomorrow,
For that's another day.

They hop from branch to branch
In this tree so old and tall.
This tree must know many secrets,
But does not tell a soul.

How many people in love,
Have kissed beneath the tree?
As the moon shines from above,
Over land and over sea.

As the evening approaches,
The bird's songs are full of sorrow.
Perhaps they are thinking,
Will I be here tomorrow?

In the middle of the night,
You'll hear the hoot of the old owl.
And there beneath the tree,
The sly fox on the prowl.

As the hours tick on by,
We herald a new dawn.
The rising of the sun,
The dew upon the lawn.

There in the midst of the beauty
Stands my faithful tree.
The birds are singing songs of love,
But sadly not for me.

For I have loved and lost,
No more will him I see.
But high in heaven above I'm sure
He too can see my tree.

Copyright Yvonne Lewis.
from my first book
"Negative V. Positive.

14 comments:

  1. Very very beautiful verse and it really encompasses the many hues of splendid nature:)

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    1. Thank you Valdana for your most lovely comment, much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  2. I love this poem, Yvonne. I can see why it won a prize. A beautiful tree too.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne for you great comment, I wrote this not long after I was widowed.
      Have a lovely week-end, hope your weather is better.
      Yvonne.

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  3. I adore trees and love poems about them. :) The tree was beautiful! Congrats on the prize!

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    1. Thank you Chrys on your wonderful comment. I really do appreciate you taking the trouble to comment.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Many thanks Sandra, much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  5. that is an award winning poem. Very good! Thanks.

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    1. Many thanks to you Gregg for a lovely comment and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Beautifully rendered Yvonne. The tree will always be there in good memories.

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Hank. Very much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  7. I'm still trying to finish my A-Z roadtrip so passing through. Some lovely poems here :)

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    1. Thank you Wendy, much appreciated. Take care.
      Yvonne.

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