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Sweet Half and Half

Behind my house, sweet Pretty beckons me with leafy swaying arms, and I succumb. I go to where she stands and hear a hum. Examining the heart of her, I see a swarm of bees that hover happily. For what she has, they eagerly have come, and blossoms burgeoning now give them some. So common, yet peculiar is my tree. . . She ought to be a willow, so then why does an adornment of pink blossoms show on only graceful branches hanging low? However, her top limbs are poised high. That other half is reaching for the sky and wearing charms of white like flowered snow! July 11, 2012 For Craig Cornish's Sweet Contest

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:01:00 AM

    sounds like mistletoe to me Andrea but could be wrong, anyhow wonderful poem, love those first two lines.

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 2:29:00 PM

    Well this IS a jewel and I'm sure we will all see you in the winners circle. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 1:31:00 PM

    Good to see you've entered Craig's contest Andrea.. got to do well with this..!

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 10:18:00 AM

    compelling yet tender in its expression, andie.. congrats!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:42:00 AM

    Congratulations on your super well deserved win in Craig's "Sweet" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:08:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea, great win!

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 7:06:00 PM

    I love this poem and how you gave your tree a name and your descriptive write about her.......congrats on an awesome win! Hugs

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 5:50:00 PM

    Hey,Congrats on your win in the contest!!!

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:40:00 PM

    congratulations on your beautiful win.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:13:00 PM

    Andrea , congrats on your great win, loved it first time..David

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 8:38:00 AM

    Can't get any sweeter than this! A beauty to enter in the contest with my best wishes Andrea! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 3:47:00 PM

    A great entry Andrea. Sweet as its poet. Wonderful sonnet. Missing u but I am back. Luv n hugs Michael

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:17:00 PM

    Interesting work..Leaves me with questions..Reads like a very unusual tree..Reads like winning material for the contest..Good luck in Craig's contest..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:16:00 PM

    I love this tree sonnet, my friend - she sounds like a beauty : ) My favourite tree is quite hollow and would look dead if it didn't have leaves - it's rumoured to be a hanging tree

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 11:39:00 AM

    Wonderful sonnet you have penned. I need to try and find time to try some new forms. Get stuck doing the same ones. Wrote a poem and lost it but luckily I wrote down most of it so will post it again this weekend. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 5:42:00 AM

    Sweet sonnet from Sweetie Andrea! Failed attempt from my side for a good alliteration. Best wishes for the contest.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:28:00 PM

    Very "sweetly" done, dear Andrea. Your sonnets always knock me out. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 1:03:00 PM

    Sounds lovely!! And yes, it has been a while. I'm in zombie, work, work. I may be posting some weird poetry over the next few months. Ha. Always enjoy yours, Andrea!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 1:35:00 AM

    Love this SWEET poem very much Andrea!!A sure winner!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 7:15:00 PM

    How oh how can this not be a winner???!! This is such a beauty, Andrea! I love it!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:27:00 PM

    Sometimes blooming vines wend their way through tree branches as if they belonged there. My kitties in this poem were feral and i could not catch them and they ran when I opened the door. There was no way of getting them tamed. My daughter just brought over a trap to try to catch the lone survivor and get him taken care of and tamed if possible. My kitty that I have never goes out doors. There are jsut too many dangers around including very fast traffic. Joyce

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:22:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your poem, Andrea. You are such a talented lady. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 4:44:00 PM

    a lovely tribute to a strange "half and half" tree. i love the way you've rhymed this - very very nice1

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 3:38:00 PM

    Andrea a great sonnet, I have seen trees that do this..David

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:32:00 PM

    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today Andrea and I wish you the best in the contest dear. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 12:42:00 PM

    ‡ You Have Such A Beautiful Name, Beautiful Andrea * I Hope That Your Treasures Do Mind My Saying So ? This Is Such A Colourful Pleasant & Lovely Image & I Also Find It To Represent Perhaps Something A Bit Deeper; Possibly Amid That A Metaphor ? Either Or Tis Quite Lovely * Picturesque In Beauty * My Luv to You, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 11:42:00 AM

    I agree with everything Yas wrote in her comment.Its scweet:-) Hope you`re doing fine over there! We went out for dinner yesterday,before we knew what the heck was going on, there was a red eyed,white rabbit on our table!!Dang! Where did that one come from?!? Later on we found out her name was Jennifer Lopez,hahaha!! Seems like anything can happen around this neighborhood,lol.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 11:38:00 AM

    Ah, this is so beautiful my great friend! I love the symbolism within your poem, squarely a perfect idea! This write is a pure gem Andrea, or should I say a pure tree! I just love the line, "and wearing charms of white like flowered snow!" such a pretty line that one is! I really enjoyed your clever write that I have read this afternoon! Thank you for sharing and just know, you will do well in Craig's contest...I'm sure of it! Great Work!!