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Over the years we have taken many trips to Colorado starting when the girls were very young  – what a magnificent place.  But each year, I was saddened by the rapid spread of a beetle that kills the tall lodgepole pine trees.  Looking across the countryside, you can now see very large areas where pine trees once stood majestic against the sky is grey and dead.  I grieved that future generations, my future grandkids included, would not see the beauty of the forest heavy with these trees.  However, this is not the end of the story, now that the pine trees are out of the way, aspen trees are making a comeback.  These white bark trees with the shimmering leaves are a different beauty but just as majestic.  The lesson:  even in death there is life – don’t give up hope.

lodgepoles pines fall 
dead, beetle attack, new life
emerges -- aspens

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/15/2015 8:45:00 AM
Infestations can be so heartbreaking . . . but, brings forth anew. Great Haiku David. *S* Cynthia
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Date: 10/29/2014 12:05:00 AM
I love that you brought new life.
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Date: 10/26/2014 12:55:00 PM
Thank you so much for the notes - it filled my heart with joy to know that in the midst of despair their is hope - great haiku:-) hugs Jan xxx
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David Meade
Date: 10/26/2014 3:54:00 PM
I was hoping you would read my poem -- thank-you! In our many "mini" deaths -- their is life -- abundant life!! Here's to yours!! All the best.
Date: 10/26/2014 12:48:00 PM
Wonderful haiku, David! ;) enjoyed it and your notes. Xxxx D.
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David Meade
Date: 10/26/2014 3:56:00 PM
Thank-you for your time and note -- it makes me feel good! Here's to your life -- may it be filled with love and hugs! All the best.
Date: 10/26/2014 12:41:00 PM
- Well done in one Haiku, David ! - Never give up :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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David Meade
Date: 10/26/2014 4:04:00 PM
Thank-you for your comment -- your praise is precious -- I'm walking around with my chest puffed out . . . then I hear a voice shouting from above . . . "the toilet is plugged" . . . pulled back to reality -- "Dad, you got to get this fixed!" May we never give up!! Keep following your passion. . .