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Washed Away Hillslope

Here on a washed away hillslope
Water brought an acorn to grope
A little clay of Georgia red
Put down a tap root and make its bed
Took years to grow in this poor soil'
But it sustained on water___toil

Soil gave what nourishment she could
But help from rain that understood
Stony soil and hard rocks below
Was hurtful when Oak tried to grow
The soil strained to give very best
Oak was draining the soul of rest

This meager soil will starve the Oak
No!  This Mighty Oak only grows

Had that acorn fallen on boulder
Would have sent strong root __grown taller

This Oak became a Kingly Tree
Soil is glad to have been drained free___
Of nourishment that nurtured it
Now the rain and sun supplies pith
For soil to be greatly replenished
So Oak but prospers___soil finished

(Idea came after reading Edna St. Vincent Millay..)

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  1. Date: 4/27/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Like the story,(Baby boy)

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 5:38:00 PM
    Lucky Oak tree got saved. (sun) (air)Rain must have gave it food again. A fine use of the way you made it out. I just can not make it out that much as well. Still enjoyed . By the way on the comment it is only fun and games. We express our many writes with fun. I hope you do not think wrong of us. I had to wait after work to come back to Billys tag. Take care.

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 5:32:00 PM
    truely an inspired write! aren't we all a bit like that acorn too! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 1:44:00 PM
    I can see...light bulb going off!!

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 2:26:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this one. Well written. Charles

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 2:25:00 PM
    SAra, it is nice when poetry inspires us to write our own take on something. I enjoyed this. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 2:14:00 PM
    The resiliency of the oak is very inspiring, Sara. Edna would love this poem as much as I do! And you will have Soup mail shortly. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 12:27:00 PM
    very nice write and thank you for all your kind comments faleshia

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 7:32:00 AM
    Love those hardy trees. We live on a block with many giant trees. This is the kind of neighborhood I grew up in. Love my trees. Love your poem. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 6:55:00 AM
    enjoyed--sounds professionally written.

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 6:31:00 AM
    Very good grasp on the old oak, an amazing poem!

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 5:20:00 AM
    Very visual and creative write Sara.. I remember reading Edna in high school literature class and a bit of nostalgia this morning ..thankxx for sharing and for your special comments on my poetry today ...luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 4:56:00 AM
    You have rightly carried the idea of Edna. I enjoyed it