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The Ancient Tree

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The Ancient Tree

The ancient tree stood in the clearing

majestic in its full leafed beauty 

its old branches reaching up to the sky 

roots stretching deep down into the earth 

what different things it had seen 

during the time it had stood 

witnessing many a battle 

even a murder or two 

the secrets it could tell 

Of the foolhardiness of mankind 

600 years it had stood sentry 

over all it surveyed 

now still majestic but slowly dying 

it would take all it knew to the grave

contest:all about trees    written  01/26/2011

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest! I like this poem a llot but am not sure that it is "light" poetry. Peace & Love Mathew Anish

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/8/2013 5:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Matthew Ty so much I wonder what form you suggest? nice of you to take time to read Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Well done on your well penned quill. Very glad I stopped by this. Best wishes. AO

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/8/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi AO Ty for lovely remarks and most of all for your time reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:08:00 PM
    nicely penned Shadow....best wishes

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/8/2013 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Joseph gl to you also Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 7:25:00 AM
    Trees: Mother Nature's messenger to all things good & bad. This was wonderfully written.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/5/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Drake nice of you to call by (_)o coffee) Tree are phenomenal they give us oxygen and stop erosion and are just plain beautiful. Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:34:00 PM
    I felt this tree as I read it within your write Shadow, it's a beautiful, fully matured tree with a lot of wisdom! Oh how much I would love to be able to know what it knows, the patience it exudes is tremendous! I really enjoyed reading this phenomenal poem this evening! What a pleasant piece, Great Work!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it was inspired by a photo I was sent of this venerable old tree alone in the middle of a clearing with its bare snow covered branches. Breath taking. ty for your high praise Russell. Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:13:00 PM
    I sometimes wonder what trees could tell us if they could.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    a host of things we are probably better off not knowing lol ty for your time reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:08:00 PM
    You've described this ancient tree so well you have gvien it a life force of it's very own. Glad I stopped in to read this, very enjoyable read, I too love trees, here's a hug from me to you Shadow xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Vienna lovely to see you ty so much appreciated Shadow x smiles