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  Jack Pine
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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“Who leaves the pine tree,

Leaves his friend,

Unnerves his strength,

And invites his end.”


Ralph Waldo Emerson



Ever since my earliest childhood days

My favorite tree has been the Jack Pine

Whether I’m hiking, camping, or fishing

Just being in their presence, I find divine


The Jack Pine is a magnificent North American resident

It stretches across Canada, and from Minnesota to Maine

It brightens up the landscapes, of my favorite fishing lakes

Without its presence, their shorelines would be drab and plain


There is nothing quite as heavenly, as the scent of fresh pine

As I camp out on an isolated northern lake, under the stars

I’ve been enjoying their company since my first camping trip

Just to stand and gaze at their heavenly sight, I often travel far


And all sorts of forest animals also live among these majestic trees

Including the Kirtland’s Warbler, one of our most endangered birds

This tiny songbird has graced me with its melodies on many a morning

A world without this bird, or these pines, would be horrendously absurd


The moose, the black bear, the osprey and the bald eagle, all revere these pine trees

Like me, they also delight in the wondrous wild blueberries, that thrive in these pines

And like me, who has loved these trees all of my life, their lives are now getting sadder

Because of climate change and our insatiable logging practices, Jack Pines are in decline


Ever since my earliest childhood days,

My favorite tree has been the Jack Pine;

Whether I was hiking, camping, or fishing,

Just being in their presence, I found divine.


I thank God that I made their acquaintance,

Since one future day, very few will remain;

Our world is changing so horridly fast now,

And I believe our losses, outweigh any gains.







©Spring 2011, Mr. Ed





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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 4/22/2011
I enjoyed this informative write. the pines in Florida are dufferent. Most are thin and tall with spinderly limbs....M
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/19/2011
Love pine trees; always have, always will. Guess that is one of the reasons why I love Christmas so much .... the smell of pine boughs!

(((HUGS)))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/19/2011
Nova Scotia was once dense with pine forests but over time they were lumbered out but here and there you can still see the odd massive pine reaching for the sky and it is always a dear sight to me.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/19/2011
Not to mention they smell real good. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2011
We still have lots of Jack Pines in New Brunswick's forest...but I wonder for how much longer....They truly are majestic giants...I love them too, Ed....

Reviewed by Richard King 4/19/2011
Nicely stated Ed. "Our world is changing so horridly fast now, And I believe our losses, outweigh any gains." SCARY, but oh so true. Thanks for your many attempts to make people more aware of the world around them. Dick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/19/2011
You are truly connected to God's spirit, or Manitou, God Bless You!
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 4/19/2011
These trees have been deer to my heart since chilhood. I had a row of them in my yard near neighbor, now gone, and was forced to dispose of them in order to please, get along with, his wishes.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/19/2011
As I wander through the pines of NJ, I use these trees to scratch my back, they are really great at that...Jerseeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/19/2011
Ed it's amazing how our spirit connects with living things. Many of us have a tree that we feel bonded with. This is a lovely poem.I can feel your reverence for and love of nature.
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