Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

! ! Poe-Tree


New poems fall
like apples
from a tree,
like berries
from a vine,
like buzzing
from a bee.

Mostly I dropp them,
‘cos there’s no keyboard handy.

But sometimes
I catch one
- all new and hummy -
and polish it brightly
on my sleeve.

Submitted: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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  • Lillian Thomas (7/3/2009 1:13:00 AM)

    I just noticed your title and understood it! How funny! I'm a little slow on the uptake, lol. I thought of Poe (Edgar Allan) and tree, I never saw Po-e-tree, lol (Report) Reply

  • Lillian Thomas (7/3/2009 12:32:00 AM)

    a great little poem, with images that catch all the senses and a little wit sprinkled on them. (Report) Reply

  • Sonya Florentino (4/20/2009 8:37:00 PM)

    what a delicious image! poems as fruits falling from the tree of life... try to catch as many as you can! (Report) Reply

  • Diana Van Den Berg (3/22/2009 3:24:00 AM)

    I love this. It made me smile. I am sorry that you lose so many, not having a keyboard handy, though. Perhaps you could carry a pen and notebook with you for emergencies! Smiles.

    Love
    Diana (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/14/2009 1:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful, compact and spontaneous. Thanks Alison that you did not dropp this one. Mostly I dropp too.

    Best Regards
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (12/17/2008 4:01:00 PM)

    How compact and succinct, lovely. Reminded me of one of mine called ‘A Writers Dilemma’ so I went and put it on. Hope you read it.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Lauren Watkins (9/25/2008 11:00:00 PM)

    I hate it when inspiration hits and there's nothing to write on! I know I've recorded lines on my mobile phone, written on the back of my hand and scrawled things amongst lecture notes. It kind of adds to the story of the poem though, having an unconventional birth! Cute poem. Xx Lauren (Report) Reply

  • Carl Harris (9/24/2008 10:05:00 AM)

    There is nothing much finer than to start off your day with a nifty three-liner, Allie, and this charming poem was certainly every bit of that! Like many short poems, it says a lot quite effectively with few words. Within it's cute words is why I have a few strategically placed pocket notebooks around my home and in my pickup truck so I may jot down ideas wherever I may be. I have been known to write haiku and senryu poems on napkins while eating breakfast, and I got so superstious about it, I rarely wrote them on anything else! Thanks for brightening my morning with your delightful write. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (9/23/2008 4:54:00 PM)

    You it have told perfectly. And all the same, we only wait falling of stars... Thanks for fine the comment, Alison... 10...
    Tsira
    with love (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (9/17/2008 9:41:00 PM)

    So true, new poems are as fresh as what nature provides, and as sweet as honey. I enjoyed this, Alison!

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (9/16/2008 8:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery. I like what you did here Allie, sometimes inspiration comes from the most bizarre places. Can't wait to read your new breed of poetry. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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