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A Black Oak Tree

A noble Black Oak tree stands tall and tranquil 
Wearing brown, old and dried crumpled leaves
Withstanding all autumn and winter storms
Without any distress or any grief
Golden fall is long gone, cold, wet season is also concluding
Spring is poking its head up with colorful bulbs blooming 
Some of her allies have Cherry blossoms in flourish 
Some show progression of luscious new emerald leaves 
Mother earth knows unique behavior of her child    
With assurance, she lets her be herself while watching over with smile
Tree wants to hold on to longstanding and withered for a while long
Not ready yet to let go of dear presence of that warmth
April comes along to cheer her up
Tree beams, perks up
Ridding her old dry appearance, starts dressing up
Growing yellowish handsome clusters of dangling male catkins,
Gorgeous reddish female flowers in short striking javelins, 
Velvety foliage of sharp zigzag tips in red tinge,
With pointed seven to nine lobes with bristles exquisitely unique 
Summer grows them into profound shade of shiny green 
Rust colored acorns with top halves enclosed in caps start appearing
Showing her wisdom in her towering strength and stability,
With canopy of branches widespread and mighty, 
Tree gets ready once more for visitors of ecosystem to offer plenty…

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 7/16/2019 4:57:00 PM
sometimes it seems fall and winter trees are the most beautiful things in the world...andt, oaks knock my socks your poems you seem an outdoor much : )
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Smita Kulkarni
Date: 7/17/2019 3:07:00 PM
Thank you Sand! I always get inspired by nature! -Smita
Date: 6/10/2019 5:52:00 AM
Hi Smita, This is very profound, very smart, very entertaining and a fun read. Great job. Keep up the good work. I also enjoyed "Walk In Woods." Nicely done. Have a great day. Earl
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Smita Kulkarni
Date: 6/10/2019 11:02:00 AM
Thank you very much Earl! -Smita
Date: 6/9/2019 10:43:00 PM
It seems to me that you love relating to nature in your poetry as you have spent much time and effort in what you have done, it is the best poetry I have seen from this site recently. Well done, please comment on some of my work at your convenience, thank you.
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Smita Kulkarni
Date: 6/10/2019 11:04:00 AM
Yes, I love nature and thank you very much for your keen observation and comment! -Smita
Date: 6/9/2019 8:23:00 PM
This is lovely. You have made the tree come alive.
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Smita Kulkarni
Date: 6/9/2019 9:32:00 PM
Thank you Franci! -Smita
Date: 4/26/2019 5:45:00 AM
You turned the poem in exactly the right way at exactly the right time, Smita. "Ridding her old dry appearance, starts dressing up"
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Smita Kulkarni
Date: 4/26/2019 12:07:00 PM
Thank you Caren! I appreciate your appreciation!