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by Beryl McMullen

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The whispering breeze pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees - Pope


I feel the living presence of the trees
Stand high beneath the moonlit sky
I see their shapely shadows tall
Across the green where they fall
When the Queen of night is high!

As a shelter for lovers comfort
Nesting birds among their boughs
Branching arms that hold the light
As evening changes to the night
And spreads its shade for me now!

If myself a breathing tree
With a babbling brook nearby
On grassy slopes running steep
Strong roots run long and deep
So I can drink when I am dry!

Before night falls silently

And it spell has lost its power

Before the lush green tableau fades
And the traffics roar invades
A distant clock strikes the hour!
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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/10/2008
"Trees" is a softly beautifuly and comforting poem that I sincerely enjoyed. Thanks!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/4/2008
I live among a family of trees and I can truly appreciate your expressive account of these wonderful beings, Beryl. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/8/2008
A lovely poem that evokes images of the wind singing through
the trees,something I love to listen to, in the silence of
twilight! Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/5/2008
Beautiful poem cutting across a sky of joy like a rainbow
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 8/19/2008
Hi Beryl, I really enjoyed your write on Trees. I love nature and its beauty. How wonderful to be able to look up and see the blue sky and the trees each with its very own personality.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/18/2008
Beryl this is a gorgeous poem, such vivid images and encompassing mood. LOVELY!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/15/2008

Live imagery and vivid depicting... "Trees" strikes the dynamo of symbolism and creates a learning desire. Knowledge and beauty mingle with art, and a scented poetic flower is delivered.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Leann Marshall 2/9/2008
I have always loved trees--their varying shapes and textures, their beautiful leaves and the colors they turn in autumn--without them we wouldn't even be! This is a beautiful poem--thanks for sharing it.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/7/2008
I believe you have hit the mark with this one, very expressive and well done....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/7/2008
I feel the living presence of the trees

So do I, Beryl, and this is a marvelous ode to them.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/6/2008
Such beauty, such strength in these words, Beryl, well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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