Posts tagged ‘tree’

January 20, 2023

Redwood gone

by Jem Croucher
In October red I paused beneath
its lofty heights in wonder
at the absolute magnificence
of this redwood tree asunder

So imagine my dismay today
to find that storms with thunder
and a lightning strike reduced it
to a stump and piles of lumber

Yes, there's like still there but
its pride is lost for good
a sad, contrite reminder
of a once proud tall redwood

November 1, 2022

Slipping Boons

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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July 26, 2021

Seven Trees

by Jem Croucher
In 'Seven Tree Field' whence we come week by week
I've been taking picture of trees
as all seasons come
and the changes are done
of the wonder my camera lens sees

July 3, 2021

Three years…

by Jem Croucher
My birthday bonsai's ready
with its little seeds now sewn
the long haul now the waiting
as three years til it is grown
But I have plenty patience
and contented I will wait
watching as it prospers
and will then anticipate
what when 24 comes round
and sixty-five am I
my little tree will look like
from this my new bonsai

June 21, 2021

Trees have feelings too

by Jem Croucher
A tree jumped out as I walked by
surprise upon its face
I laughed and smile right back at him
as I passed close by his space

He seemed quite pleased to see me
when the shock had passed away
so we had a conversation
on this lovely sunny day

He said it was polite of me
to stop and give him time
as most just passed and never paused
which borders on a crime

March 3, 2021

Tri-tanka X – tall

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7 for Tri-Tanka week

Majestic it stands
steadfast through the many years
Stoic and resigned
yet with aire of regal poise
absent of all arrogance

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February 24, 2021

The tree-monster’s tail

by Jem Croucher

The tree-monster’s tail
stuck out of the ground
and though it was still
I made little sound
For there was no telling
and never a clue
what it would decide
and choose when to do

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February 3, 2021

New tree

by Jem Croucher

Obi found a little tree
over by the fence
and as it had gone unnoticed
we all paid recompense
Obi ran around a bit
as we thought how nice it was
to plant a new tree in this place
for sustenance because
it really is a lovely field
so what could be a better way
to celebrate it being here
than this new tree today

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January 23, 2021

The beauty of a tree

by Jem Croucher

Silhouetted in the sun
the tree in centre field
stands proud of the water
and looks out to the Weald

And out here east of Steyning
on this lovely winter day
I felt so glad to be alive
I shouted loud ‘hooray’!

Life is made for moments
like this, singular and free
especially when confronted by
the beauty of a tree

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May 10, 2020

Little tree gone

by Jem Croucher

We had a tree growing
out of the front wall
which I’m sorry to say had to go
For though it was fine
its roots had entwined
and had threatened the wall, don’t you know

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March 24, 2020

From Three Trees

by Jem Croucher

2 of 3 in the ‘Tree’ series from Jemverse

From ‘Three Trees’ on the Beacon
with sunshine in the field
the view is always wonderful
out across the Weald
As you can see for miles
to the hill line way up north
across the scattered villages
as clouds pass back and forth
This place it is idyllic
high up on South Downs Way
made better by the sunshine
on this lovely mid-March day

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March 23, 2020

As a tree

by Jem Croucher

1 of 3 in the ‘Tree’ series  from Jemverse

Though I am a poem
I am often as a tree
spreading wide my branches
to the winds and fancy free
Sometimes I am majestic
growing strong and very tall
and other times I’m minuscule
insignificantly small

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June 17, 2019

Circle Tree

by Jem Croucher

After the rain the
circle tree curled
its branches deep in the wood
Caught out attention as we passed
as to kindred spirits it should

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October 12, 2017


by Jem Croucher

The tree was so majestic
and very, very tall
So when I stood beneath it
I felt very, very small
The mass of green above me
with branches spreading wide
overpowered my senses
and I felt small inside

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July 24, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


My heart is a tree

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June 3, 2017

The Purple Tree

by Jem Croucher

The tree was purple, all lit up
in the middle of the night
Came across it suddenly
all shiny there and bright

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March 19, 2017

The Acorn’s Wish

by Frank Hubeny

The acorn doesn’t worry much.
It wants to be a tree.
But if it feels a squirrel’s touch,

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February 21, 2017

The flower tree

by Jem Croucher


Overlooking Falmer
we found a flower tree
High on top of Sussex Hill
quite unexpectedly

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September 30, 2016

The Dipping Bough (An Autumn Poem)

by Renwick Berchild

She has hung onto her children, cradled and loved them.

The wind sometimes whipped them, and the rain beat them down,
but by the strength of her arm, and the tenderness of her fingers,
so she has kept them secure and well fed.

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September 22, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


A tree was beaten, but not dead.

Branches were twisted, leaves flopped.

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March 11, 2016

A new home

by Jem Croucher

27 November

His family had lived
in the same place for years
Safe from harm’s way
with no worries or fears
Foraging for food
in the gardens around
Then up to the homestead
up high above ground

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January 25, 2016

Queen of the Forest

by Jem Croucher


The Knightwood Oak stands tall and proud
as it has for centuries now
Six hundred years it has been here
withstanding time somehow

And as I stood beside its girth
and looked up at its height
I heard the ages echo there
Faced with this wondrous sight

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January 10, 2016

A new tree

by Jem Croucher


Last year the tree outside our house
got ill and sadly died
And when they said they would replace it
I fear we thought they’d lied
But then to our amazement
just the other day
A little sapling tree appeared
in its place across the way

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November 10, 2015


by Jem Croucher


In Buckingham’s expansive green
Stands an ancient chestnut tree
Its gnarled and massive girth attests
to the ages it has seen

As a sapling it was planted
two hundred years ago
To line the driveway leading
to the grand house portico

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October 17, 2015


by Jem Croucher


There’s a tree outside my window
But I’m not sure if it’s real
For it ‘grows’ inside the building
Which is a little bit surreal

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October 6, 2015

The Wedding Tree

by Jem Croucher


In a glade of bright green
the Wedding tree stood
Posing for pictures
as only it could
We found it perchance
just wandering by
amongst all the beeches
and conifers high

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April 26, 2015

Roots, Deep

by Venkat


I have roots, deep
Do I need permission
To hold this soil, my mother
Who is mine

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March 28, 2015

One: Trinet Poem

by Venkat

Poetry challenge, Trinet poem.

Life, branched
Truth, trunked
Need we a branch, hold firm
Need we spaces, to find another
Holed paper
Rough, smooth
Opaque, transparent

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