Apple Tree

Outside my window there is a beautiful apple tree
her stem is twisted and rippled
her leaves whisper wisdom to the wind

But as the snowflakes settle upon her branches
she seems utterly lifeless
suspended as the weather around her freezes and weeps
Serving only as a place to sit as I sing to find peace

I love watching her in the spring
budding new leaves and little birds singing her awake
I can almost see her shake off the sleep of winter
and sprout petals covering her glorious crown
slowly float across the ground beneath her shadow

And the deep, vivacious green she reveals in the summer
like a promise of a secret power within her
as her fruit grows from sour to sweet and wateringly crunchy
feeding all life around her

Then she blushes humbly
and says her farewell with the most stunning display
of her heart and love
and covers the ground and wind with it

Reminding us that though she sleeps as though dead
her fruit and leaves rot
and give new life and nutrients
to those roots of the trees standing near her




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Written on 2014-03-07 at 10:37

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2014-03-10


Ivan R
Love this poem.
The imagery, the feelings, of warm and cold,
I feel with the apple tree,
as you do.

" Outside my window there is a beautiful apple tree
her stem is twisted and rippled
her leaves whisper wisdom to the wind "

This alone is a great poem, and the rest ... is equally grand.
Beautiful, heartfelt. So, so good.
2014-03-09


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
This is such a stunning poem, with so many visuals and messages. Lovely to read!
Ashe
2014-03-07