Ode To Old Maples

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Ode To Old Maples

Post by bags123 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:46 am

Ode To Old Maples

I can hear the gentle trilling of a sparrow
From a maple growing old across the street
Ever since those days that I can first remember
She's stood watch in winter's cold, and summer's heat.

You may think her ancient roots are worn, and narrowed
That her time above this earth is almost past
Ever since those days that I can first remember
She's defied her age, as something she'll outlast.

While her branches hold the nests of mating sparrows
behind canopies of currents colored green
Ever since those days that I can first remember
She has graced the time and seasons that I've seen.


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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by Bruno » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:51 am

Lovely and elegant! Or as Gray wrote "the hoary head is a crown of glory" equally applicable to Maple Trees.

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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by LadySaturn » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Very lovely... When the hell are you gonna start writing limericks again... Terry's are okay but so so. :shrug:

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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by bags123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:00 am

Thank you Bruno and LS for your comments. I'll get back to the limericks one day. :hello:
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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by nekot » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:58 am

Lovely is my response to.

And calming.

Thanks Bags!
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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by bags123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:45 am

Thanks Carol. Glad it was happening for ya. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ode To Old Maples

Post by bags123 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:29 am

:bump:
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