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Tree of Dreams

This was my humble attempt writing for a prompt from Bluebell Books regarding Children’s Literature.  The image prompt was a child with a small sapling.  But as you can see, the tree grew, as children do. 
Sways in the wind, tall supple trees
dance, leaves shadow the ribbed white bark
long graceful limbs play with the breeze
the distant call of meadow lark
Hidden by earth, the roots reach out
in the valley of mountain high
quenching a thirst of summer drought
absorbs the cooling spring close by
Sometimes known as the tree of dreams
the willow dances with the moon 
her magic seen in silver streams
enchanted light by night in June
All that is seen, one should believe
in dreams where children do fly free
it depends on how you perceive
the gift from the tall willow tree


-TheMsLvh © 2011
image source: Science Photo Library 
  1. July 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Very visual poem – your words paint a pretty picture … and I like the last two lines – it’s all about perception !

  2. July 11, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I like the idea of the grown children.

  3. July 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

    perfect poetry, love the first line, it instantly blows me away.

    your version of the image prompt is brilliant.

  4. July 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Gorgeous writing!

  5. July 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Beautifully written, a joy to read. Thank you x

  6. July 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Ooooohhh… You just gave me a new idea! Beautiful and thanks for the inspiration! *hurries off to do some writing*

  7. July 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    you are growing nicely TheMsLvh. What a great poem, thanks for sharing it.
    hugs T

  8. July 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Well written poem with a beautiful imagery. Thanks for sharing.

  9. July 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thanks to everyone that took the time to read. Your comments are welcomed!

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