Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Graceful Old Tree

Dearest Tree, Old Friend,

I finally found time to shed a tear for you this morning

How I have loved you, and have been warmed

Inspired, by your beauty

Your branches, like a swirl of lace

Swept upward into the moonlit sky

As they also drew one's glance

Towards the beauty of the sunrise

You are still a home for small creatures

The birds still love to sing in your branches

The squirrels still play in you

And other creatures look to you for refuge

Though storms have caused some

Of your branches to fall, You are still here

As you have been for many years

Though we do not know

How much longer we will know your graceful Beauty



  1. This was really nice. You should post more original poetry. :)

  2. I love the name of your blog :)

  3. Thank you so much,Grace Gal:-) It's nice to have a new visitor!

  4. Jonathan,I appreciate your comment,too. Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Oh I adore this...I am a tree lover through and through. I am in love with our huge maple and would cry if anything ever happened to her.

    Thank you for your sweet comments you left me on my blog...happy weekend. xo

  6. Thank you,Koralee...It's so nice to have you visit!
    I really appreciate your comments,too! This was/is a very tall maple tree...It sounds as though you understand :-)

  7. Trees are certainly like old friends! The weeping cherry is gorgeous outside my front door! It has been a joy to watch it grow up!
    What a lovely tribute!
    Thank you for your very kind words and for visiting StoneGable!

  8. Thank you,Yvonne...Delighted to have you visit.
    Your cherry tree sounds so lovely!