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The Tree


shilouette tree Pictures, Images and Photos

Tree Silhouette Pictures, Images and Photos

The Tree

You stand there naked on the hill
Like an appointed sentinel,
Bereft of all your summer glory,
Your limbs outstretched against the sky,
and silently watch the world go by.

Do you shiver in the chill?
Do you utter the smallest sound
When the frost blankets the ground
And the snow begins to thaw –
Do your roots get cold and sore?

Do you long for the return of spring,
For sunny days and balmy nights,
When children climb your leafy boughs
And raucous rooks perch way up high
To view the landscape beneath the sky?

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Β©DGA 26.06.2011 07:14

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

24 thoughts on “The Tree

  1. This is a lovely poem, beautiful photos.


  2. I always think that trees have feelings πŸ™‚ I’m sure they must long for spring – lovely poem adeeyoyo.


  3. Almost seems like we have 1and 1/2 moons in first picture. Has the solar system changed since I was in 7th grade science ?


  4. Those words were really beautiful, and the photos are stunning. Just two more months for Spring’s touch!


  5. i like the thought that trees miss us…i love trees…and the forest…i go there to retreat…


  6. Water holds intelligence . . . when we send it loving messages, it thrives. When we send it angry thoughts, it turns dank and dark.

    Trees and plants are full of water . . .
    They respond to our love and attention.

    And I’m sure that tree loves this poem! πŸ˜€

    For a fascinating look into the innate intelligent of water at the molecular level (both standing alone and in plants, animals, and us!), check out Hidden Messages in Water by Masuro Emoto:


  7. Lovely images and rhythm.


  8. Trees always inspire me in their naked state. Something about the exposure reminds me of being human. Nicely done!


  9. in my heart ,tree stand for a kind of spirit


  10. What a beautiful way to look at it. Lovely.


  11. I like to think that trees partly hibernate in winter and sleep, dreaming of spring. Beautiful observations.


  12. Lovely, Selma. What a sweet thought. πŸ™‚


  13. the ones that drop their leaves always look so bereft in winter


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