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Below is the poem entitled Trees which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Watch and listen carefully.
There, do you hear the stirring?
Wander over and move the bracken
see the hedgehog scurry away,
now fat and sleepy

Tall pines are waving
as the gentle breeze blows
branches are dancing

Aromatic scent of their wood
floods the valley, everything
smelling so fresh from the tang.
Birds sing out in happiness
perching high up in the canopy.

The mighty oak who's
heavily laden acorns
crash down to the ground

Squirrels quickly gather them up
to store for winter hiding them
in hollow trunks and small cracks.
Then tuck themselves up
in their dreys to hibernate

Horse chestnut ripens
swelling up in fruition
kernels taste so sweet

Now the hot chestnut sellers
stand by their braziers
toasting the nuts
passing them out in
brown paper bags,
watch the child tossing one
from hand to hand
impatient for them to cool

Ash stately stands guard
over the silent churchyard
no trespassing here

Well tended graves
nestle under its canopy
crosses and angels standing watch too,
a quiet place to come and reflect.

Yew so poisonous
keeps the animals at bay
protecting the graves

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 4:56:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this one Linda. Beautiful placement of words.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/20/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I look forward to some of your new work dear friend whilst you are on holiday happy you enjoyed this piece Shadow xox smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 5:31:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:14:00 AM
    I'm not very familiar with the haibun form, but after reading your three lovely pieces, I think I'll give it a try... Jack

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/28/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Its great fun Jack I have written three now and love the form and its all down to Constance her contest introduced me to it. Ty for kind review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 5:59:00 AM
    This is a wonderfully written poem here my friend! I really loved reading this dynamic and tremendous write this morning! What a powerful piece, such a delightful poem, Great Work!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/28/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Russell I just read your wonderful villanelle loved it. Ty for your inspiring review Shadow x smile