Saiom Shriver

(Ohio)

Poems To Fruit Trees


DEW CLEMENT
*
As the falling dew clement
became bitter juice of lemon
so did the words
of the Peaceful Master
become the swords
of warmonger pastors.
One day in a vision..
saw the pastor
the same God glow
in astras and astors
and then he became the
most peacemaking
of pulpit pastors.
*
ALMS
*
He felt sad
that napalm
had burned
unnumbered Vietnamese
palms
and so he planted
countless trees
with his own tireless
and loving palms.
Their oil is balm
Their leaves their psalms.
Their coconuts
their alms.
Their presence
brings calm.
*
DIVINE ALCHEMIST
*
The omnipotent
Alchemist
has fashioned gold fruit
from sun earth and mist
*
BAMBOO
*
The pandas want to
steal his shoots
The flutist wants
his wood for flutes
but bamboo wants
to find new routes
to deepen and widen
his lifegiving roots
*
WHO IS HE?
*
Who is this
who is all giving of his food
.. with legendary patience
.. always an openarmed and allaccepting
sanctuary
.. granting a space of privacy
..like Gandhi constantly weaving yet
..ever peaceful and grounding
.. who purifies his surroundings
... whose tenacity prevents destruction
.. he is silent and confers silence
.. he is a rainmaker who gives wealth to an ever expanding
circle
...he is strikingly beautiful
.. creating from out of nothing

He is the centenarian fruit tree
who supports bird choirs
singing to angels
and himself sings
when moved by the Spirit Wind.

(dedicated to M Mason)
*
PEAR DEW

How quietly has the
dew
become the juice of pear?
*
PECAN TREE PEACE
*
The branches of
the pecan tree
do not fight one another.
The branches of
the 1 human family tree
were made the same.
(sparked by an Ojibway
Tribe thought)
*
REDEMPTION LIMES
*
How awestriking
How sublime
that out of muck
and mud and dirt and slime
God makes lemons
and God makes limes.
*
LITTLE TREE LITTLE TREE
*
Little Tree Little Tree
We Wonder where you are
to thank you for the gold sweet fruit
you did weave from distant star.
*
to Tattva
*
DATES RAVELED
*
Oh Untouchable Light
how far you did travel
to become touchable dates
in the tree You ravel.

Oh Untouchable Sound
how we marvel
that You touch our ears
through the notes of Ravel
*
ACORNUCOPIA
*
The oak tree has gifted
an acornucopia!
The cornfields have bequeathed
.. a cornucopia!
And banana groves.. a bonanza
of bananas!
What is Acorn Lib? An Oak! ! !
*
A POEM TO POMEGRANATE
*
Oh sweet rubyseeded pomegranate
with juice, not inner seeds of granite
*
OUT OF NAUGHT THE TREE OF NUT
*
Each night
the Tree of Nut
Out of Naught
knits
neat
nuts
for every Natalie
and Newt
.. and Nate
and Nat and Knute
*
CLARA T
*
Oh Clara T
... a mind of perfect clarity..
heartfont of pouring charity..
.. as in the woods of Cherokee
grows allfruit giving cherry tree

behind her trails hilarity
Kindness-sheathed her verity
.. never with severity
*
OLIVES ON ALLAH'S ALTARS
*
An altar is the
olive tree of Allah
On it Allah has placed
olives free for all.
May Allah allow none
to alter His altars.
In protecting trees
may no one falter.
*
JESUS' FIG TREE
*
He did belittle you..
but soon he'll bebig you..
and in the spring
with blooms he will wig you..
*
in summer he'll summon
jade garb
to resprig you..
And this fall with figged twigs
he'll refig you
*
STEPHEN JOBS
*
What are the jobs
of appletrees?
To breathe and to be
.. while apples
come automatically.
What are the jobs
of apple trees?
To relax and to be
.. and joyfully to
continue
red appling
*
FAVORITE CHAPEL: WOODS OF APPLE
*
Their favorite chapel
..sunlightdappled.. orchards appled.
Their most cherished shrine..
.. woods of jadegreen spruce and pine.
Their pure synagogue
... crimson fruited cranberry bog..
Their hallowed church.
blanchebranched birch
Their holiest mosque
vinecovered kiosk..
Their sanctified mandir
Cherry groves starred with deer

(to Norman and Ethel Kempels... their
brothers and sisters.. their parents Clarence and Emma...
and their 3 chidlren)
God's beloved temples and
to Eddie Albert of Arbour Day)
*
OF HIGHER HUE
*
All fruits are equal and
yet and yet
oranges are better
than cherries
.. purple grapes
surpass blueberries..
for the higher the hue
of the jade of the blue
.. the higher the frequency
.. the more divine we see.
*
HEROIC ROOTS
*
The flood preventing
water holding roots
have found a route
to almond tree's heart
..and from thence to
quicken her fruits
*
MANGO MANNA
*
How gently
and gradually
does the
mango tree
give her manna
to each being
and to all humanity
*
KUMQUAT CLEPTOCRATS
*
The tree of kumquat
did reform the cleptocrats
Thenceforth they planted
the seeds
when they partook
of the fruit.
*
QUINCE TO PRINCE
*
Said the tree of quince
to the martial prince

.. only if you
want the fruit
should you plant the seeds
*
CANDIDATE
*
Neath a palm
dropping
God's candy dates
said a woman
candidly to her
date
Al Gore
was our elected
candidate.

http: //www.whatreallyhappened.com/votefraud.html
ht tp: //www.whatreallyhappened.com/2004votefraud.html*
KOKO

*
There is no cacophony
as coconuts drop
from trees
and coca beans
ripen in the sun
*
TREESON
*
Heroines shut down the
bulldozers of builders and bombers
who rape Mother Earth
and her sentient trees...
They end the treeson.
*
JOHNNY APPLESEED
*
Jonathan Chapman spread
appleseeds from
Massachusetts to
hills Appalachian.
Because of this he
was given
the appleseed
appellation.
Because of Johnny we
are now closer to a

white
blossomed blueskied
and redfruited
apple nation.
*
MCADAMS
*
They were of the McAdams
family tree
and removed earthsuffocating
macadam
to make room for
macadamia and macintosh trees
*
RED RUBIED POMEGRANATE

He hangs juicy red rubies
in the halls of the pomegranate
and fastens little white bells
in the jade pepper's belltowers
He places nuts in the carved
caverns of the black walnut
and sets a sea of coconut milk
(stolen from no mother's calf)
inside a husk which can later
become a cup.
Everywhere His creation is beautiful,
simple, of infinite variety,
causing great yield and little energy.
*

JESUS' FIG TREE

He did belittle you..
but soon he'll bebig you..
and in the spring
with blooms he will wig you..

in summer he'll summon
jade garb
to resprig you..
And this fall with figged twigs
he'll refig you

FAVORITE CHAPEL: WOODS OF APPLE

Their favorite chapel
..sunlightdappled.. orchards appled.
Their most cherished shrine..
.. woods of jadegreen spruce and pine.
Their pure synagogue
... crimson fruited cranberry bog..
Their hallowed church.
blanchebranched birch
Their holiest mosque
vinecovered kiosk..
Their sanctified mandir
Cherry groves starred with deer

(to Norman and Ethel Kempels... their
brothers and sisters.. their parents Clarence and Emma...
and their 3 chidlren)
God's beloved temples and
to Eddie Albert of Arbour Day)

OF HIGHER HUE

All fruits are equal and
yet and yet
oranges are better
than cherries
.. purple grapes
surpass blueberries..
for the higher the hue
of the jade of the blue
.. the higher the frequency
.. the more divine we see.

HEROIC ROOTS

The flood preventing
water holding roots
have found a route
to almond tree's heart
..and from thence to
quicken her fruits

MANGO MANNA

How gently
and gradually
does the
mango tree
give her manna
to each being
and to all humanity

KUMQUAT CLEPTOCRATS

The tree of kumquat
did change cleptocrats
Thenceforth they planted
the seeds
when they partook
of the fruit.

QUINCE TO PRINCE

Said the tree of quince
to the martial prince

.. only if you
want the fruit
should you plant the seeds

OLIVER STONE

Within the olive
is the pit..
an airless stone
.. how is it
that the green life candle
burns within..
its polytongued fire
ready to burst
into infinite olive
orchards

CANDIDATE

Neath a palm
dropping
God's candy dates
said a woman
candidly to her
date
John Kerry
was our elected
candidate.

http: //www.whatreallyhappened.com/votefraud.html
ht tp: //www.whatreallyhappened.com/2004votefraud.html
KOKO

There is no cacophony
as coconuts drop
from trees
and coca beans
ripen in the sun

TREESON

Heroines shut down the
bulldozers of builders and bombers
who rape Mother Earth
and her sentient trees...
They end the treeson.

JOHNNY APPLESEED

Jonathan Chapman spread
appleseeds from
Massachusetts to
hills Appalachian.
Because of this he
was given
the appleseed
appellation.
Because of Johnny we
are now a white
blossomed blueskied
redfruited
apple nation.

MCADAMS

They were of the McAdams
family tree
and removed earthsuffocating
macadam
to make room for
macadamia trees

RED RUBIED POMEGRANATE

He hangs juicy red rubies
in the halls of the pomegranate
and fastens little white bells
in the jade pepper's belltowers
He places nuts in the carved
caverns of the black walnut
and sets a sea of coconut milk
(stolen from no mother's calf)
inside a husk which can later
become a cup.
Everywhere His creation is beautiful,
simple, of infinite variety,
causing great yield and little energy.

ITALIA: FRUITARIAN PARADISE

In millions of acres in Italy are
growing trees of fig,
pendant jewels hanging from twigs,
green and silver olive groves,
attracting birdflocks in winged droves,
trellised vines of grape
which with green
Mother Earth drape,
orchards of apple
through which sunbeams dapple,
datepalms,
conferring on all their free alms,
hazelnut trees,
pouring forth serenity.
tomato and eggplant vines..
of God's giving the holy shrines.

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

http: //frugivoremag.com
http: //spot.acorn.net/fruitarian
http: //groups.yahoo.com/group/nomow
* Little Tree..is to Tattva
* Alms is to David Kidd of Canton who has
organized the planting of millions of trees
* Oliver Stone to courageous Oliver Stone and his movie JFK (Olive oil at $19 a gallon is a good way to make money by reforesting the world, providing habitat, giving healthy food to all)

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    PEAR DEW is great, with a little more work it could be something truly beautiful... very tasty and colourful collection (Report) Reply

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    PEAR DEW is great, with a little more work it could be truly beautiful... Overall this is one tasty mouthful of poetry (Report) Reply

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