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The Dying Banksia tree

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The Dying Banksia tree

The Dying Banksia tree.

The garden be a sad old place
The tree is slowly dying
My lovely ancient Banksia tree
Why look at it, it’s crying!
We built our house around this tree
It was a blessing from the wild
Now, too much water’s taken toll
And cramped the poor tree’s style

The parrots, they come to this tree
Galah’s, Corellas, too
Came here to eat it’s candle fruits
They’d come the whole day through
But now my lady slowly dies
These birds no longer call
I loved my grand old Banksia tree
At times life can be cruel.

I’m going to cut it’s branches off
And let it stand in death
Then grow some climbers up it’s form
So up it’s trunk they’ll spread.
Yes, morning Glory, scented jasmine
Honeysuckle too
Will clamber up this old dead tree
And make it look brand new. 

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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 2:09:00 AM
    Peter... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 4/27/2014 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you Linda for your kind comments. I never knew that I had a featured poem....Peter
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:17:00 PM
    I enjoyed your creativity in gardening and renewing something that has passed and also your creativity in writing about the plan..Sara

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:45:00 PM
    What a wonderful solution. I am sad you lost this beautiful old tree. The morning Glories and Jasmine will be a consolation at least.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/8/2013 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Suz, it's so easy to kill something with kindness
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:52:00 AM
    Your words are like scented Jasmine, on a spring day, enjoy every springtime that comes your way, xxx p.s. welcome to poetry soup

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/8/2013 12:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Rose I am glad to be on this site, I have tried some others but this is definitely the best, It's autumn down here