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A TREE IN WINTER

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A TREE IN WINTER

The tree stood stark and lonely,
All naked in the cold.
Her branches bare, her lovely leaves,
The breath of Winter stole.

In spite of all she stood yet proud,
Her branches raised to Heaven,
A silent prayer in her heart,
For Winter's sleep to lessen,

The pain she felt amid the cold,
The biting wind so cruel,
And please let not some human come,
And use her wood for fuel.

Then the winter queen looked down,
On Tree with sympathy,
And gave to her a lovely gown,
Of snow in symmetry.

Now the tree stands all adorned,
In glowing winter grandeur,
And all who see her stand in awe,
Of Tree in Winter's splendor.




Thanks to Phyllis Babcock for her poem "TREE" which inspired this one.

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  1. Date: 3/16/2012 1:45:00 PM
    i love trees. this speaks from the tree and the description

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/17/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Stacey. Glad you liked it. God Bless, Love Mom
  1. Date: 2/24/2012 7:27:00 AM
    beautiful poem, Judy, one can feel each and every word. love this. harry

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/24/2012 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Harry. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/23/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Wonderful poem Judy and glad I inspired you on this one. I like the phrase winter queen. I always seem to refer to winter as a he. ha ha. I hate to see the leaves fall in autumn. love phyl

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/24/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Phyl. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 10:49:00 PM
    wow, she gave you some marvelous inspiration. LOVE it.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/24/2012 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 7:45:00 PM
    A spectacular poem, Judy. This is a reminder there is beauty in every season. Thank you for reading my poetry today. Blessings, Rhonda

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/24/2012 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Rhonda. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 7:26:00 AM
    I am stopping by to thank you so much for your kind comments on my poetry. I enjoyed reading yours today. Have a wonderful day and please continue sharing your poetry Judy. Love, Carol

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/22/2012 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Carol. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 5:29:00 AM
    a poetic treat that depicts the stages of a tree's grandeur... well done, judy... lyrical piece!..") huggs!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/22/2012 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Nette. Glad you enjoyed it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 5:12:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing your words with us. Despite the cold, winter can be beautiful; yet i prefer the spring and the summer. Take care, Jancarl

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/22/2012 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jancarl. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 2:48:00 AM
    The tree is sleeping in the winter,beautisleep. Wery good poem Judy.... I waithing for the springtime.... - oxox Anne-Lise

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/22/2012 3:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Anne Lise for being first to comment on this poem. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB