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A Dryad's Tale

One day while passing by a tree, I heard a sigh. It seemed the oak could speak; I felt my knees go weak, for like a siren’s song, his whisper made me long to stop and lay me down upon his shaded ground. Because the day was hot, I lingered at that spot. The oak got in my mind because I felt inclined to slip out of my dress, and yes, I must confess it was as if that tree had cast a spell on me! With words of poetry, he started wooing me. His leaves then brushed my skin. I trembled deep within. His branches were so lush, I hoped I would not blush to think each sturdy limb might draw me up to him. I don’t know how or why, but under summer’s sky I disappeared into his essence and I knew the tree had captured me. His wood nymph I would be, for he and I were one that day beneath the sun. As if immortal, now I live beneath his bough; at times I disappear within him, but no fear lives in me any more because the forest floor I roam now with great joy; the woodland is my home! Beneath the firmament, lost in my oak tree’s scent, I feel completely free, his beauty all I see. A young maid passes by; perhaps she hears us sigh and thinks it but the breeze now passing through the trees. But no, it is but I, beneath the summer sky locked in my tree’s embrace, and with my new found grace, I look at her and see the girl I used to be, and my reality is this sweet fantasy.

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:57:00 PM

    wow...interesting story made into an awesome poem...mystical, magical feel to it...enjoyed the read...congrats on your win :) hugs

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:47:00 AM

    Congrats. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:59:00 AM

    Congrats on the win in the contest, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:17:00 PM

    awesome win, Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:21:00 PM

    Andrea, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my Any Poem Goes contest. Exactly what I was looking for, SIMPLE-PLEASING & BEAUTIFUL- teasing the reader with such awesome imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""In The Stars"" OR my latest blog! " Animal Cruelty " at -----> **LINDA

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 5:05:00 AM

    Wow, I agree "Enchanting" Great write.

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:16:00 PM

    You do write some sweet and lovely poems. "Enchanting", was how the previous comment put it. Can only agree. - Red

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 9:00:00 AM

    How enchanting to walk through these sacred lovers' grounds! Amazing write!

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 6:10:00 AM

    Well desrved first place! Love it!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:30:00 PM

    This is so beautiful absolutely outstanding poem. I love this poem

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:07:00 AM

    I have already commented on this poem. You are rockin' it with the top spot on the Top 100 Recent Poems chart. It's nice to see a high-calibre poem sitting on top spot.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:30:00 AM

    I love this ...this is beautiful......its going to my favorites....congrats and thanks for sharing a wonderful poem..... Mehnaz

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Andrea, :-) Congrats in Mystic's "FANTASY FANTASY FANTASY" fun contest... God Bless*LINDA

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:25:00 PM

    A brilliant composition! (kinda like my 'Metamorphosis.') Marvelous in-line rhyming and flow. A superb piece of fantasy. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 5:59:00 PM

    Creative tall tale..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by my footles..I made some changes..The more I work at it the more I feel it is not like I want it..Sara

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:40:00 PM

    Good one Andie I love stories of dryad's but had never thought the tree to be a male lover! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:29:00 PM

    Andrea; Congratulations on your win. I just knew that you would do it. many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:42:00 PM

    The last stanza is priceless, quite unexpected. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:37:00 PM

    Andrea congrats on your great imagination. A fantasy poem right out of a fairytale of romance. And you were concern you had nothing to write. I loved it. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 11:28:00 AM

    The poem itself was spellbounding... Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 9:47:00 AM

    I knew this would be at the top of the winners list! Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:24:00 AM

    Wow!! this is mesmerizing...congrats on ur win....:)))

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 9:54:00 PM

    A woodland nymphett, love it!! What a sturdy beautiful tree too, the oak. Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 7:11:00 PM

    I love this one...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 3:22:00 PM

    To answer your question, no I don't find this poem to be too "sing-songy" in I don't enjoy the cadence. I noticed how you had employed internal rhyme, and think it works perfectly. See, if I read a lot of highly-tuned, metered poems, then I need a break. It isn't about not liking "sing-songy" poems, but moreso to do with not reading too many of them at once. Remember, I was partially raised on, and influenced by some of the greatest meterists of the last 400 years. This does not mean that I am good at writing meter lol.

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 11:07:00 AM

    Hullo, Andie-Pandie. I took a peek at the "Top 100 Recent Poems" list, and came across this wonderfully written poem of yours. I think this might actually be one of your best poems. You don't need luck in this contest. Btw, I know how you sometimes do the "I-comment-on-poems-of-people-who-comment-on-my-poems"....don't bother checking my recent post, it is far too long-winded for your liking lol. I know how you don't like the long ones. It's ok, I understand.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 10:01:00 AM

    this is a fantastic write it .... winning wishes

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:34:00 AM

    Do you like my new happy avatar?

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:33:00 AM

    Lol...Andrea. ... what are you doing up at this time... it's about 1:30 am here.... I'm texting my sis from my phone. .. hating having to wake up at 6:00 am.... that is the time I get ready for work....pd

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:41:00 AM

    Bloody hell Andrea, this is amazing,,,shades of my öld Oak Tree" hence becoming one with... but this is something else... again amazing...poetry...