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Grieving Tree

The log-men cut down all signs of the trees But the one that exists in the center The expressive white snow on all the leaves Carries awe about them in the weather Glowing in the sun, the tree surely grieves As those trees were his sisters and brothers Powerful this lone tree sees the beauty Of what used to be, but is now empty
Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:04:00 AM
    I liked this poem on nature and with ur creative work you have stupendously expressed the growing concern about the environment. Brilliant again !

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:21:00 PM
    I like the way you characterized the tree. You write such lovely poems about nature. Enjoyed reading this :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Hi Russell; I love this poem, I never read this type of poem, but it reminds me of one that I know. It was a powerful tree, that had a lot of trees around him, but he wanted to be center of attention, so he had all the trees cut down. he was left all alone. a big storm came and knocked him down. he had no trees to protect him. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:47:00 PM
    I'm not familiar with this form. But it is a wonderful poem. I love poems about nature and animals.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I really like this one of yours, Russell. And the image of the tree.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:15:00 PM
    superb Russell such empathy with the tree love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:04:00 PM
    I have been away Russell, it is nice to come back to my friends poetry, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:37:00 PM
    - Beautiful poem, but also so sad .... - Very well written, Russell! - Have a great weekend! -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:33:00 PM
    Well done , I live in Portland where we see the beauty , yet know the trees are cut .Thanks for writing this ! Yvette

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:24:00 PM
    awesome write, my friend