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Rainbow Tree

Oh my regal Eucalyptus friend,
Your tall rainbow trunk is rooted deep,
Stationary, yet your tree tops bend
In constant unison with the wind.
My camera can’t capture your awesome sweep.
Thin limbs try to reach the azure sky
While your trunk fascinates passersby.
An army of ants reveals a platoon
Moving over bark to their marching tune. 
Your small leaves sing in susurrate song,
A Queen amidst trees where you belong!

© Connie Marcum Wong

We have this lovely tree here in Hawaii. The rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi and Mindanao.

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  1. Date: 10/30/2014 1:57:00 AM

    I'm not sure which enamored me more, The poem, the tree, or your facts about it. One thing is certain... That tree has been given due honor by your talented gift. Hugs, Sarai
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 7:43:00 PM

    Ah this looks fascinating to say the least,and Hawaii, must be very lovely this time of year, thank you for sharing xxxx
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 2:51:00 PM

    What a beautiful tree! I see why you were inspired.
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 2:04:00 PM

    What a stunning tree..great writing too. e have a silver dollar eucalyptus in our back yard..I love it, but it doesn't have that lovely bark. BG
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 2:03:00 PM

    Such a lovely write Connie n a wonderful pic there! Thnx for sharing!
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 11:27:00 AM

    From a bent tree in the wind to the regal Eucalyptus friend . . . how they stand witness giving testimony to God's incredible creation. Loved the poem and the connection with you.
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 9:56:00 AM

    Beautiful tree and beautiful poem, Connie. I hope the lava flow we are hearing about doesn't destroy those trees nor that it will affect you and your family - bob h
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 8:47:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem and picture of such a lovely tree Connie. They are amazing.
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 8:47:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem and picture of such a lovely tree Connie. They are amazing.
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 5:54:00 AM

    very beautifully painted connie excellent pen really love how you drew this
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 4:31:00 AM

    stunning image stunning imagery - this is delightful Connie a 7 from me:-) Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 3:55:00 AM

    My daughter is a tree hugger and she would flip if she saw a beautiful tree like this one. Nicely written... thank you for comment on my poem too. :)Cheers Vicki
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 3:37:00 AM

    What an amazing marvel of nature this tree is. Captured beautifully in your beautifully written poem.
  1. Date: 10/29/2014 2:51:00 AM

    Very nice poem Connie! Lovely imagery, nature described at its best. ;) xxxx D.

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