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an almond tree called elvira

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an almond tree called elvira

 An Almond Tree 

Elvira was walking her dog, a poodle, in a landscape 
of rounded hills, when she fell into a cylindrical
borehole; her dog waited for her to come up again,
she didn´t, and since it was getting dark it ran home.
 In the night an almond tree grew out of the hole
it had had white and pink flowers forever blooming.
In the morning people went looking for Elvira,
the dog led the way, and when they came to the tree
it sat down, wagged its tale and happily barked. 
Elvira was never found. When the search was over  
everyone walked home, but the dog stayed by the tree
only came at night to be fed; and people reckoned
it was the last place the mute had seen Elvira. 
The dog was happy playing around the tree catching 
falling petals when not snuggled up sleeping by its 
trunk, people smiled and called the tree Elvira.
The faithful cur didn´t come home one evening it 
had, just like Elvira, disappeared into the long night. 
Beside the almond tree a miniature version grew it
too flowered all year; between them gossamer full
 of dawn pearls glittered.  
 

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 9:33:00 AM
    awwwww. Your heart is lovely yet. Kathy P.S. - Tomorrow's my birthday - 25 and half.

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    Date: 3/12/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    happy birthday kathy and many returns