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The orange Tree

The concrete jungle shines and gleams
All around shiny glass beams
And amid this dusty shimmering sea
Stands a lone orange tree

The fragrant flowers silently blooms
Seeking the warmth from the sun that looms
The birds have left and stopped their calls
It is quiet, not a sound falls

The weary traveller sits beneath
Seeking the cool underneath
Touching the smooth, fragile bark
Dreaming of some sparrow or maybe a lark

Perhaps he dreams of a wasted love
Escaped like a frightened dove
Or some happy memory
That from him has become free

This gentle haven amid the fire
A place to commune and retire
And all around lovers came this vision to see
And feel the enchantment under the orange tree


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  1. Date: 2/19/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Tahera, reading this makes me want to be beside the lone Orange Tree. Beautiful visions of tranquillity abound in your words. A most beautiful write :)

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 10:07:00 PM
    great imagery. gosh, this one could be entered into the tree contest (I am trying to think if that one needed to use a specific form but you could make this into that form!) Glad I read it today.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 7:09:00 AM
    Thank you for this beautiful and well done poem,Tahera. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 5:20:00 AM
    Very nice work Mam. good imagination. loved reading it! :)

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 9:05:00 AM
    Very peaceful setting Tahera, beautiful job. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:45:00 PM
    Nice write here Tahera.Wish you a Very very Happy New Year.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 7:31:00 AM
    Thanks sister for sharing such a ncie poem. I realy enjoyed it. The flow and use of words is realy amazing. Allah may bless u

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 11:17:00 AM
    what a nice picture of this orange tree. Each line well worded with sweet rhyme. Nice work,Tahera. Have a nice day

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 9:23:00 AM
    We all need such a place. Mine is usually at the barbeque.

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 8:54:00 AM
    * "Always A Joy Whenever Finding Your Gifted & Lovely Beauties Verse * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Tahera * Sooo Magnificent & Enchanting This Wonderful Picturesque Painting * Almost Fairytalistic Its Voice & Colours * A Mirrored Glimpse Into Your Own Priceless & Tender Beauty * T'would Be Your Lovely Self 8 Believe That * Countless Would Come to Gaze Upon Within Joy * Very Beautiful * My Luv, Always & Forever * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Sounds like a lovely place to rest tired bones. Enjoyed your poem. :) Catie

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 7:59:00 AM
    One of the best poem I have read in a long time... simply beautiful on every level of Poetry...luv Michael