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Ode to an Oak

O mighty one, O wooden king you clutch the earth with strength that brings liquid life through stately veins from a leafy heart the blackbirds sing. How generously your branches spread to fan and shade this grassy bend true stalwart oak, you rise so high with glistening leaves that touch the sky. As umber sun fades from its heights and shadows race to chase the night your canopy shades man and beast to find respite ‘neath root laden feet. O silent sentinel through the seasons your secure, strong branches beckon would wisdom stand, so strong and fast as you, proud oak, may your glory last. Written on 11/2/2019

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Date: 11/10/2019 9:12:00 PM
This is such a beautifully penned timeless classic of a write, Laura. I can read poetry like this all night (and all day). Bravo! Warm wishes, Gershon
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/11/2019 5:31:00 AM
Thank you, Gershon! I’m so happy that liked it! :)
Date: 11/8/2019 6:37:00 PM
Hope this one is well read. Trees reflect health of planet. We have three elms that have really started to show potential. Great descriptive piece. Kindest regards David in NZ
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/11/2019 5:32:00 AM
Thank you, David! So happy your elms are doing well. :)
Date: 11/7/2019 3:11:00 PM
silent sentinel... so true. This was beautiful. Ann
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/7/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thank you, Ann! :)
Date: 11/6/2019 10:46:00 PM
The tone is majestic and well-suited to the mighty oak! enjoyed :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/7/2019 6:15:00 AM
Thank you, P.S.! :)
Date: 11/6/2019 1:31:00 AM
What a wonderful tribute to one of my favorite trees in my own forest!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/6/2019 8:35:00 AM
I loves oaks! They dot the California landscape beautifully! :)
Date: 11/3/2019 2:42:00 PM
amazing poem lovely Laura, I am never surprised to see you on the winners list! congrats x:)-luloo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/3/2019 4:12:00 PM
Thanks so much, Laura Loo!!
Date: 11/3/2019 11:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest! I want to frame this masterpiece! Enjoyed the multilayer design immensely. Well done!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/3/2019 12:13:00 PM
Thank you so much, Chantelle! I’m thrilled for my placement in your contest! :)
Date: 11/3/2019 8:10:00 AM
- A lovely ode, Laura :) - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/3/2019 8:42:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise! :)
Date: 11/2/2019 10:07:00 AM
A lovely tribute the the great OAK...
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/2/2019 10:48:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo! :)
Date: 11/2/2019 7:46:00 AM
for a moment i thought the last stanza was about me lol... great dedication to a tree...
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/2/2019 9:06:00 AM
To me, you are silent and strong, O Silent One! :)