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Talking to  Ash

How happy I am to see you 
Bursting buds at last behind,
Stay with me, just one more year, dear Ash,
I know you are weary, so am I.

Once your leaves were shade-making,
And I as a bride hung clothes by your side.
No longer may I touch your white bark,
Yards across bumpy terrain I can’t glide.

Slender you were growing oddly from your mother,
A mother whose roots drowned in an underground spring,
And I cherished the miracle of your reaching tall,
As did my own offspring.

Stay with me one more year, dear Ash
Though you’re now reaching 60 feet,
Your pale leaves so small and sickly now,
And your shade lightly dappled, not deep.

Other old elms will take over your duties,
As I admire your tenacity,
Stay with me one more year, my dear,
And then another as long as I can be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/12/2018 2:42:00 AM
A very touching poem Sunlite, one I can identify with completely. We moved once digging up and taking with us a small tree. How devastated I was when the roots didn't take and it died. I've got a thing for trees, Tree Therapy is very big in Japan I've heard. Love you poem....Maria :)
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Date: 4/10/2018 8:23:00 PM
I really like your creative perspective as you converse with your Ash tree! Enjoyed reading this wonderful poem. :)
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Date: 4/10/2018 6:19:00 PM
Hello Sunlite Wanter, I can tell that you love this tree very much. I hope it stays another year. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 4/10/2018 3:37:00 PM
ohh, this remarkable piece memerizes.. love your diction, sun!... huggs
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Date: 4/10/2018 2:45:00 PM
such a touching poem Sunlite this ash tree is obviously very special to you in many ways:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/10/2018 2:02:00 PM
I agree with you, Sunlite. Trees too are pets.
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Date: 4/10/2018 12:57:00 PM
Being a gardener I have learned to love and appreciate every plant and every tree to which my soul is attached for they are part of creation! Very beautiful and tender poem which I loved dear, Sunlight!
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Date: 4/10/2018 12:52:00 PM
This is so touching Sunlite. I can relate. I too have such affection for trees that gift us with shade and then live on in furniture or fuel to keep us warm. The feelings you share for your ash everyone should know the blessing of. Beautiful! xxoo
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