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Angels Falling Out of the Trees

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Angels Falling Out of the Trees

Out of maple trees comes the samara. Like a little angel, the seed takes wing. On summer days in North America, carried by the wind is this little thing. Ever so gently, it is gyrating. I watch each achene spiral to the ground. In great numbers these wonders can be found.

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:51:00 AM
    Robert..I enjoyed reading your winning poem this morning....congratulations on the win..

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:08:00 PM
    A beautiful (and very original) metaphor, Robert! Kudos on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win. As a child these 'wind mills' (we called them) always fascinated me!

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Robert xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:01:00 PM
    this was such a cute little poem, I just had to place it! I love the concept of the seeds like angels falling from the trees, lovely - congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:15:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Lovely well crafted poem

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Robert I love this piece. Congratulations on your fine win. Connie

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Very imaginative. congratulations o your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:48:00 PM
    I think these are the maple's we used them as funny noses! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 12:25:00 AM
    Great piece my dear Robert. Congrats. AO

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Robert, Firstly, congratulations. Critical sense: I love the thrilling for which "tree" is ingrained into it which makes it so joyful and sensational still by the falling angels. It makes this piece a good one. George

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Robert. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win in Brian Strand 's "Whatever Again" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Congrats, Bob. Great imagery. Excellent write. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:11:00 PM
    congrats Robert on HM for this awesome delight.. such brilliant visuals .. I collect Angels so all poems on Angels interest me much.. this one is special..luv..

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 9:52:00 PM
    A well deserved win Robert. Congratulations

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your placement with this lovely poem. Thanks for the lesson, too. I had never heard of samara.

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 2:19:00 AM
    Hello Robert , I had never heard of samara but by your beautiful descriptions i guessed that it resembled our sycamore tree buds. They look exactly the same. Before I saw them this reminded me of when I was a child we all looked hypnotised by the angelic nature that they fell. A triumph on three levels, description, visuals and spiritual. Beautiful microscopic study.... Karen Deeks

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Powerful write Robert enjoyed the vision of a spiraling angel falling from a tree, love and light,vie

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Ohhh..lovely !! I can see them spinning and bouncing in the breeze. Enjoyed !!