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Oak Haven

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Oak Haven

Silhouetted against a rising full moon
Stands a lone live oak in solitude
A haven for homeless woodland creatures
Graceful limbs mark its features
Untouched as land was cleared for wood
Its beauty left it where it stood
“Come unto me all ye homeless and broken
Herein find ye rest” soundlessly spoken

Written by: Debra Squyres  5-4-2012

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:18:00 PM
    This is a beautiful poem Debra. Soundlessly spoken. Great way to say it. Hope your bones are thawing out from winter. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 7:15:00 PM
    Even though it's image sounds broken, it sounds peaceful at the same time... thank you for sharing... It kind of makes me want to say... TAKE ME THERE" to Oak Heaven.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Beautiful!! This is right up my alley!! I have a poem called, 'Oak' and one called , 'Evenings Blanket'...and one called, 'My Country'...all involve oaks and their beauty....so, I LOVE THIS POEM!

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Great stuff, (did you mean... "its" features) I gave it my rhyming couplets test...by reading each line from the bottom up...works fine...well done..Mike

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/28/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...a typo...thanks for the critic !! Will correct !!
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 1:44:00 AM
    DEb, oohh this is so cool, yet a bit spooky old oak standing alone, I like it..David

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 8:00:00 PM
    What a sweet nature poem! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:26:00 AM
    beautiful and a very caring poem. harry

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 12:48:00 PM
    beautiful write indeed, Debra

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Gorgeous, Debra. My sister was the primary caregiver to my dad during stage 4 of cancer and then we both lived with him in palliative care for a month. I hope that writing poetry, when you find the time to do so which I KNOW is hard to do, brings you some peace and comfort. I also know how emotionally spent you can get and hope you have help, too! Bless you dear! May you have an oak around to provide that support! Hugs, Cyndi

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/13/2012 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My "Oak" stands strong in prayers said daily....Thank you !!!
  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:33:00 PM
    I wish that I was a squirrel. I know a tree like this by my house. It's so nice when they leave one. Very nice poem Debra.

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 11:10:00 AM
    dang, debra.. how uplifting and lyrical.. i am awed by how this flows and impresses my inner senses.. well done!..one of your best!.:) hugs!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:23:00 PM
    A lovely invitation to peace and tranquility Debra, lovely images as well.. enjoyed this gem tonight.. :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Thank you Debra, this is lovely written. - Have a beautiful weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Very nicely drawn images. I like this a lot.