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Ash

She stood stoically fighting the disease that crept through her dry trunk Sapping her life, withering her leaves, leaving her naked limbs silhouetted against the summer moon. Her Roots retracting from the moist soil lose their grip on the earth Until slowly, imperceptibly, She leans She falls Lying in her lost leaves her resting place accepts her Embracing her death with its life Slowly, imperceptibly She is subsumed Until Under a summer moon A sapling grows

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 7/8/2014 6:07:00 PM
Very well done...Kaye. I really like this.
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Date: 4/16/2013 12:38:00 PM
Very nice and enjoyable read and so well written. Nice turn with new life emerging from the old.
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Date: 12/7/2012 1:03:00 AM
Well written, like it!! Jag
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Date: 12/6/2012 11:13:00 AM
Kaye...very well crafted, I love the image and metaphor, well done...David
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Date: 12/6/2012 10:37:00 AM
A sad plight. I thought at first this was just an allegory but it is a very real problem.
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Date: 11/28/2012 2:19:00 PM
From sadness and loss hope rises, beautifuly captured with your words. Well done!
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Kaye Locke
Date: 11/30/2012 8:24:00 AM
Thank you Richard!
Date: 11/25/2012 7:33:00 AM
Beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your comment on my haiku.
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Date: 11/24/2012 10:25:00 AM
A very well written poem, but it's a bit sad Kaye. - I wish you a pleasant and relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Kaye Locke
Date: 11/25/2012 6:48:00 AM
Thanks Anne Lise. The threat to our Ash trees is very sad I'm afraid.
Date: 11/23/2012 5:03:00 AM
this is a sad affair, kaye, and you highlight this terrible disease, so well here in thhis wonderful poem....
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Kaye Locke
Date: 11/23/2012 8:43:00 AM
Thanks Harry. By chance a tree in our garden (not an ash though) came down in the wind yesterday. We've spent today chopping it up and breaking it down to mulch. Lets hope the disease doesn't spread as quickly and widely as feared. x
Date: 11/22/2012 4:28:00 PM
Kaye, sweet and sad at the same time..., enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD
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Kaye Locke
Date: 11/23/2012 8:44:00 AM
Thanks PD. Not sure if you are aware of the current threat to Englands Ash trees. They are dying all over Europe. It is very sad. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving x
Date: 11/22/2012 5:48:00 AM
lets hope they do regrow and they stop this die back soon xx
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Kaye Locke
Date: 11/23/2012 8:44:00 AM
Indeed Mandy!