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Elm

I fling my branches sky-wide the light in my leaves is gone dank sickness slides beneath soil dark spores invade me Frail leaves scatter and shatter my bare boughs rattle like bones fungus creeps, the poison seeps moss-soft rot takes hold Brittle brown branch tips bend down beseeching ground: swallow me my last cry to earth and sky weeping tears of sap

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 6:57:00 PM
    yes this is a skeleton tree poem. just not in haiku form.

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 6:07:00 PM
    i liked it. it's believable.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Great personification in this tragic write. Congrats on your 1st place win, Charlotte! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Very , very good. We los ta tree to Dutch Elm disease and this touched me. BG

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:06:00 PM
    oh my this is so awesome, CHarlotte. I am very honored to share the spot with YOU. The last line is priceless.

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Weeping tears of sap is a great line in this winning poem..A special congrats to you! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 4:02:00 PM
    Yes, I have read about the blight that hit the Elm..Great topic and presentation of that topic...Congrats on your win..Thanks for stopping by with congrats on my work that placed..Sara

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 12:11:00 PM
    It is disturbing to see disease take so many trees. Ductch Elm disease, Ash borer and now one attacking maples. Congratulations on your win with this topic.

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~Russell's~ "Trees Everywhere" contest *Charlotte*. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 4:45:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Charlotte! Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Catie :)