Monday, April 13, 2015

To An Oak ~

I can't write as Kilmer, you see 
Yet, I adore you, lovely tree _
Your graceful curtsies in the breeze 
As you converse with other trees _
The season's altering of your dress 
Your firm and sober steadiness _
While anchored on your lonely hill 
I admire you there so still _

You seem contented there and too 
Romance just seems to come to you _
I wander 'round just here and there 
You never travel anywhere _
You never leave your habitat 
Yet, you have seen things I have not _

I so often wish I knew 
How life there is liked by you _
If it is like it seems to be 
Even though I may be free _
I'm so often not content 
        Ah, restless me _
I sometimes wish I were a tree!

("Trees" by Joyce Kilmer is the  inspiration
  for this poem.)




63 comments:

  1. I think you gave Kilmer a run for her money. Love your poem and great photograph!

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    1. Thanks Chris ...I appreciate the visit ...
      I could never be as good as Kilmer though , he was an amazing poet!

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  2. I agree with Chris, Margie, I do believe you gave Kilmer a run for her money with this lovely poem! I also love this stormy photo!

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    1. Thanks so much dear Linda for the kind words ...
      Always a joy to have you visit ..xx

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  3. Beautiful, dear Margie and Kilmer has competition...no doubt!!!
    I love the neat tree in your beautiful photo, too!!!

    Hugs & Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. You are such a kind person ... thanks so much, dear Jan
      The tree I also love .. a memory of a beautiful day when we attended a wedding ...

      Hugs & Love back xoxoxo

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    1. So glad, thank, you, Anthony
      Smiles

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  5. HI MARGIE beautiful and powerful image blended gloriously with your poetic words of natures glory
    Love Gail
    peace.....

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    1. Gail, such a lovely comment that made me smile .. truly!
      Many thanks ...

      Love and peace to you

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  6. I love this poem, Margie. And the photo is wonderful too.

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    1. Hi Daisy
      So nice that you loved my poem and I loved your comment,
      Thank you!

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  7. Just fabulous... I nearly wrote 'tree-mendous'!

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    1. Ladyfi
      Well, you did write 'tree-mendous!'
      Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, blogoratti
      Nice to see you here.

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  9. Beautiful poem. And that photo is amazing! I just love it.

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    1. Hi Martha
      Thanks so much for the lovely comment.
      I kind of love the photo too :o)

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  10. I approve! And presume to believe Kilmer would approve of this work in homage to a poet and soldier who left us too soon. Your poem reminds me that freedom is a function of character.

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    1. Geo,
      I can see you are a fan of Kilmer as I am ... he was a fine poet dd leave much too soon.
      Your approval means so much ...thank you, kind sir!

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  11. I used to wish that my father was a tree because I would find him in the same place

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    1. Peaches ...
      Always good to have you visit ..
      Such an interesting comment about you wishing your father was a tree so you could find him in the same place
      Makes me ponder ...

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  12. I have always loved the Tree poem by Klimer. Your poem is beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you, Anne for the kind words.
      I too have always loved the poem "Trees'

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  13. Wow! What a wonderful poem, I would like to read it again and again :)

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    1. How sweet Aunt Mary that you want to read my poem again and again ..
      That made me smile ... Many thanks on the lovely comment,

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  14. fantastic, I wish I had your way with words!

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    1. Thanks Petra .
      But you do have quite the way with words!
      You really do!

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  15. Yes, true fact: the tree's steadiness, rooted in one place, but ever changing by seasons. That's admirable and even enviable.
    I like your lovely poem (reread itmore than once).

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    1. Duta,
      I so enjoyed your comment about trees and I so thank you for the kind words on my poem ...it's so nice knowing you read it more than once.
      Smiles ...

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  16. nice poem; i love trees myself

    hi Margie, i invite you to link up at Monday WRites (any Monday)
    http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/


    much love...

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    1. Welcome Gillena and thanks for the nice comment,

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  17. Pure melody to me, we share that love of trees, and in your words you make come alive healthy and free, the way it should be, all my love angel xoxoxo

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    1. Lorraine , as you found pure melody in my poem, I found the same in your lovely comment ...music to my ears!
      Thanks dear one ...
      all my love back to you xoxoxo

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  18. oh and on your I can't write like 'Kilmer' you're right you can't you write poetry so much bette

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    1. And another lovely comment from you, Lorraine
      You touched my heart, once again ...thank you so much!
      I do my best but never as good as Kilmer but thanks for making me smile xo

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  19. Hi Margie - that's lovely .. I love the idea of the tree seeing so much, understanding and gleaning wisdom as the season's change and her dress alters .. it's great - and fun to read and think about - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      I really liked that you found my poem lovely ...I so love trees and so loved your comment ...many thanks
      Cheers

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  20. Hi Margie! I totally get the pull and push of wanting to travel, and wanting to be still. They both have such wonderful benefits. I liked the part of about the tree having 'romance just come to you'. They sure do make it look easy don't they?
    Wishing you gentle breezes,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      Nice to see you .. I so enjoyed your comment,
      I so love those gentle breezes ...

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  21. What a beauteous poem! I love trees too, you capture feelings I share as well so well! Such a beautiful ode to such a beautiful tree... What a gorgeous photo too!

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    1. Lisa, your lovely comment means so much and I thank you so much!
      Trees are so amazing and wonderful and I so love them all ...

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  22. Oh Margie...you know how much I adore trees...so this beautiful poem has well and truly touched my Soul!
    Oh wow...and triple WOW...
    and that stunning photo...oh Margie...you look so right there beside your tree...as if you truly belong together...:)

    Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Yes, dear Ygraine, I do know how much you adore trees and I am so touched by your most lovely comment ... I am in awe of your kindness and I thank you , thank you, so much dear lady!

      Love & Hugs back to you xoxoxo

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  23. Beautiful photo and you standing way over there by that tree and what a great poem. Such talent you have for expressing what you feel.

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    1. Sandy , you are so kind.
      I so appreciate your lovely comment!
      Many thanks ...

      Your talent abounds in your art and photography and I love both!

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  24. I am in awe of what you've expressed and of the magnificent giant in your photo!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Barb.
      Such a nice thing to say
      Smiles

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  25. I'm glad I'm a person, but I do wish I could talk with the trees! Enjoyed your poem! :)

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    1. Hi Bethany
      I too am glad you are a person ... LOL
      And I actually do 'talk to the trees' and wish they could talk back , in their own way they do as they give me such solace!
      Glad you enjoyed my poem

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  26. How lovely~ You make me want to go hug one of mine!

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    1. A warm welcome Ella and you made me smile on the comment ...thank you!

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  27. what a lovely poem.
    Sometimes we wish to be that we are not, but created us as we are with purpose.
    I am missing your blogpost coz they are not updating in my feeds.

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    1. Hi Joy
      So nice to see you again .. and thanks for the kind words,
      Sorry you are not getting my posts ...

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  28. love this Margie. I love trees. I wonder what they would say if they could talk...the stories they'd tell, of the people who stopped by and the things they've seen... especially those very old ones. I also love the way you write.

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    1. Hi Nikki
      So nice that you loved my poem ...your kind words are so appreciated ...
      I have known and loved many a tree in my lifetime ...

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  29. Margie,

    A very thought provoking poem, which made me consider, all that the oak tree may have 'witnessed,' in its lifetime..The love, the tears, the meetings and the funtimes with children playing etc..This is a charming ode to a strong part of nature..
    Happy Weekend,
    Eileen x

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    1. Hello Eileen
      I so enjoyed all you shared here and I appreciate that you found this a charming ode ...really like that ... many thanks xx

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  30. Many thanks to everyone that took the time to drop to read my poem and leave a comment.
    I so appreciate each comment and thank you all so much.
    I shall reply to each of you next week as today I am very busy with my granddaughter.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend full of much joy!

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  31. I so enjoyed this poem Margie, what a wonderful talent you possess:)

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    1. You are so kind Rose ...thank you very much!

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  32. Beautiful Margie and I love that photo!!!!

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    1. Thanks dear Stacy ..
      I hope you are feeling much better!

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker