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The Tree

In the middle of the meadow she stands.
Majestically reaching toward Heaven.
Beautiful in her solidness,
Patient and serene.

From beneath her branches
Kisses are stolen between lovers,
Their initials etched within
Proclaiming immortal devotion.

She is an enduring sanctuary,
Absorbing the suffering.
Tears from broken hearts fall.
She comforts the forlorn.

Youngsters are tempted into her shelter,
A magical secret hideaway.
They clamber into her green haven,
An enchanting retreat.

Friends rendezvous beside her,
A sociable meeting place,
Intimacies are shared
Amid her familiarity.

For years she has stood proud,
Her roots firmly grip the ground,
So glorious and green.
She is so much more than just a tree.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/21/2017 10:52:00 AM
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/21/2017 3:00:00 PM
Thank you Sofia for visiting and reading my poem.
Date: 2/28/2017 2:16:00 PM
The trees are our friends. Always nearby to protect us and share our lives with us and I love them for that... This is a beautiful poem of appreciation for the trees and all they give to us. Very well written, Elizabeth!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/28/2017 3:54:00 PM
Thank you for commenting. The tree in our meadow is so special I don't think the poem does it justice.
Date: 2/27/2017 12:40:00 PM
It was Aristotle, back in the fourth century BC, the first to believe that trees had feelings and memories and they were not mere inanimate things, here you dear Elizabeth have given substance to his thoughts! Great writing and a seven!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/28/2017 3:52:00 PM
Thank you so much for your comments and for the 7. I wasn't sure about this one so great to get feedback.
Date: 2/27/2017 6:21:00 AM
What a beautiful poetic description of a tree and you are right, they are so much more than a tree. Nicely done Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/27/2017 12:15:00 PM
Thank you for commenting. I had words going round my head about the tree but not sure I've said what I really wanted to.