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The Maple Tree


The Maple Tree

The maple tree stands tall and proud against the boundary wall,
Its leaves beginning to turn
From green to the rich red-golds and maroons
Of the late autumn season.

On the ground surrounding the tree lie the fallen leaves,
Rustling in the softest breeze
Joined by others wafting gently down towards the earth
To rest in peace on the dew damp grass.

Soon the tree will be completely bare, exposed to all
The elements of winter – wind, cold and frost.
With no protection whatsoever
It will stand brave, strong and true until the spring.

Photo’s: Author

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

17 thoughts on “The Maple Tree

  1. Another good one adee, the photos are wonderful.


  2. Thank you Cin. I have recently discovered that I like taking photo’s as well as the poetry thing – two new (dare I say it?) passions in my life.


  3. This is really lovely, Adee, and stunning photos. The leaves on the ground make me want to run through them 🙂


  4. Love the pics! It seems odd, doesn’t it, that trees must go through the cold winter with no clothing. I certainly would not want to do that. 🙂


  5. the pics and poems together are a great combo, to look and read together. lovely contribution, thanks babe


  6. I love maple trees perhaps best of all – but then, I hear myself saying that about other trees too 🙂

    nice post


  7. good one for the theme


  8. Beautiful! I love kicking up falling leaves!


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