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Below is the poem entitled Ash which was written by poet Kaye Locke. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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She stood stoically fighting
the disease that crept through 
her dry trunk
Sapping her life,
withering her leaves,
leaving her naked limbs
silhouetted against the
summer moon.

Her Roots retracting from the
moist soil
lose their grip on the earth
Until slowly, imperceptibly,
She leans
She falls

Lying in her lost leaves
her resting place accepts her
Embracing her death 
with its life
Slowly, imperceptibly
She is subsumed
Under a summer moon
A sapling grows

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 6:07:00 PM
    Very well done...Kaye. I really like this.

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 12:38:00 PM
    Very nice and enjoyable read and so well written. Nice turn with new life emerging from the old.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:03:00 AM
    Well written, like it!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 11:13:00 AM
    Kaye...very well crafted, I love the image and metaphor, well done...David

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:37:00 AM
    A sad plight. I thought at first this was just an allegory but it is a very real problem.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:19:00 PM
    From sadness and loss hope rises, beautifuly captured with your words. Well done!

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/30/2012 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard!
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 7:33:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your comment on my haiku.

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 10:25:00 AM
    A very well written poem, but it's a bit sad Kaye. - I wish you a pleasant and relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/25/2012 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise. The threat to our Ash trees is very sad I'm afraid.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:03:00 AM
    this is a sad affair, kaye, and you highlight this terrible disease, so well here in thhis wonderful poem....

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/23/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry. By chance a tree in our garden (not an ash though) came down in the wind yesterday. We've spent today chopping it up and breaking it down to mulch. Lets hope the disease doesn't spread as quickly and widely as feared. x
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Kaye, sweet and sad at the same time..., enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/23/2012 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks PD. Not sure if you are aware of the current threat to Englands Ash trees. They are dying all over Europe. It is very sad. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving x
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:48:00 AM
    lets hope they do regrow and they stop this die back soon xx

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/23/2012 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed Mandy!