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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 For Deborah Guenther Beachboard's Fantasy Contest

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Date: 7/11/2019 9:29:00 AM
I am going through my favourite pieces and got to enjoy this one again.
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Date: 4/13/2018 10:22:00 PM
A most definite winner with this lovely passionate and sensuous write around you as a woods nymph, Andrea.
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Date: 6/17/2014 9:26:00 AM
Thank you for entering my contest with this wonderful poem! I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations on the win. It was beautifully done.
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Date: 6/17/2014 5:09:00 AM
Congrats Andrea, There is certainly an affinity with the elemental nature of trees and their soul counterparts. Mysterious and mesmerising read. Regards Theresa xx
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Date: 6/16/2014 3:28:00 AM
Wow Andrea,I like how this poem turned out too! Wonderful fantasy and great internal rhyming as well - Congrats - Tim
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Date: 6/15/2014 7:52:00 PM
Charming mythos I too love the dryad, have you hear of a hamadryad? Hamadryads are born bonded to a particular tree. Some believe that hamadryads are the actual tree, while normal dryads are simply the entities, or spirits, of the trees.Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 6/15/2014 7:24:00 PM
This was fantastic but what is amazing is how you narrowed it down.. Andrea I find both you and your works such a gift!
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Date: 6/15/2014 3:43:00 PM
I am sure you have a hard time choosing a favorite out of your many great writings. Congratulations Andrea. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/15/2014 11:11:00 AM
Your words always have such a free flow that makes me jealous. It fits beautifully with the images and symbols in this poem.
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Date: 6/15/2014 11:05:00 AM
Wow what a fabulous fantasy Andrea...love how he wooed you with words of poetry
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Date: 6/15/2014 8:04:00 AM
Fabulous write Andrea ! Loved ur fav one really ,, as if u hv gone soul to soul ,, congrats on win !
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Date: 6/15/2014 1:54:00 AM
Thanks for sharing your favorite poem, congrats on the well deserved win, Andrea
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Date: 6/15/2014 12:03:00 AM
Hi Andrea, congratulations to you on this win! We are all winners - that's sweet! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Date: 6/14/2014 11:58:00 PM
Congrats Andrea,. Love ~SKAT~
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Date: 6/14/2014 10:32:00 PM
hey Andrea, I like the sweet reality of this fantasy, great going. Congratulations with your own "Favorite Poem, entered in Carol's XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win... What a sweet Deal... XOX~ LINDA
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Date: 6/14/2014 6:43:00 PM
Awesome I dig it! what a terrific fantasy, mezmorizing from start to finish :)
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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
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Date: 9/26/2013 4:47:00 AM
Congrats. Morgan
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Date: 9/26/2013 12:59:00 AM
Congrats on the win in the contest, Andrea
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Date: 9/25/2013 9:17:00 PM
awesome win, Love ~SKAT~
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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 -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15953&PoetID=18720 **LINDA
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Date: 9/3/2013 5:05:00 AM
Wow, I agree "Enchanting" Great write.
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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
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Date: 2/15/2013 9:00:00 AM
How enchanting to walk through these sacred lovers' grounds! Amazing write!
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Date: 2/14/2013 6:10:00 AM
Well desrved first place! Love it!
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