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The Iron Willed Elm



Mourning the holes in my canopy
Three Catalpa now
The Maple next door
My own Cedars
And the Pine that brought the Crossbills
But then there's the little Elm on my block
It's spine entwined with the iron fence
The house burnt down last year
The big old Maple brought down
I was warmed to see the little Elm survived
His burnt bits delicately removed
I think the arborist felt so too

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/15/2018 7:23:00 AM
David Haskell has some interesting thoughts how trees live on after their "death" in books, musical instruments, and nurturing forest life for animals and insects. This poem is a sweet sentiment to the many trees you've thought to love, so well penned. Words live on too.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/15/2018 8:12:00 AM
Thank you Greg, we couldn't live without them. I'll look up David Haskell :) xomo
Date: 11/13/2018 8:18:00 PM
I always admire survivors Maureen and you both make quite a pair . . . ; )
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/14/2018 7:25:00 AM
<3 <3 <3
Date: 11/12/2018 5:28:00 PM
Lovely, Maureen. Congrats on your top win.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/13/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thank you Line! :) xomo
Date: 11/11/2018 6:56:00 PM
The little tree that could! :) gw
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/11/2018 10:17:00 PM
Love that <3
Date: 11/10/2018 4:01:00 PM
So fragile and brave - your little tree gives me courage!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/11/2018 7:32:00 AM
It perseveres! Thank you Michelle :) xomo!
Date: 11/8/2018 7:48:00 AM
Saving a little tree gives hope to future! Lovely written dearest, Maureen!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/8/2018 8:15:00 AM
That it does :) where there is a will there is a way. Thank you my friend, xomo
Date: 11/7/2018 3:04:00 PM
Beautiful and caring, and so inspiring..
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
Thank you Harry! :) xomo
Date: 11/7/2018 2:14:00 PM
Lovely poem with the perfect title- LOVE this one! ;)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/8/2018 6:59:00 AM
Thank you Rhona! :))) xomo
Date: 11/7/2018 10:57:00 AM
Isn't nature and the scenes it creates amazing. This was so cool. I have many trees on my property, it is the reason I bought it and each and everyone of them are beautiful and I consider my friends. I talk to them often. Weird huh?
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/8/2018 6:57:00 AM
Lol! ;D
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Chris Green
Date: 11/7/2018 12:43:00 PM
They usually just bark at me. : )
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/7/2018 12:21:00 PM
Nah. It's only weird when they talk back ;) Thank you dear! xomo :)
Date: 11/7/2018 9:05:00 AM
We need to save all the trees we can... Wonderful write!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/7/2018 9:15:00 AM
I second that emotion :) thank you! xomo