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David Wood

Rookie - 107 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 88: Trees


There is never a sight more beautiful
Or so amazing than that of a tree,
In summer with branches and leaves so full
With gently swaying boughs for all to see.

Sure footed roots set so deep in the earth
Where wriggly worms and microbes do dwell
To branches where robins nest and give birth,
Oh how these trees have some stories to tell.

In spring comes gentle rain over the ground
And summer’s heat offers shade from the sun
Autumn leaves see such beauty to be found
And deep winter’s snow can be so much fun.

Trees are the earth’s lungs, not to be destroyed
They’re to be gazed in wonder and enjoyed.

Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 6,576 Points Soulful Heart (9/14/2014 5:44:00 AM)

    a sonnet to be read n enjoyed......trees indeed are soothing to the eyes n senses.....beautiful in its simplicity of words.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tanya Gupta (3/27/2014 3:25:00 AM)

    lovely poem........well i have also written a poem on trees its -pray for a scene......read it and match your veiws (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 463 Points Om Chawla (2/1/2014 5:37:00 AM)

    Lovely poem of a nature lover who turns environmentalist [ so very appreciable] in last two lines of his sonnet.
    Loved it.
    Yasmeen Khan's quote is very apt. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,684 Points Amitava Sur (1/20/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    A lovely image of a tree is drawn along with it's need & utility
    Trees are the earth’s lungs, not to be destroyed ....... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Mac Adrone Adonay (1/17/2014 2:43:00 AM)

    nice poetic tribute to a tree. I have also written a poem about a tree.. by the way, this is a good piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 136 Points Kavya . (1/13/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    very true, , , the last 2 lines says it all

    Trees are the earth’s lungs, not to be destroyed
    They’re to be gazed in wonder and enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,867 Points Patricia Grantham (1/2/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    Yes it is true. Tthe trees that was so aptly stated is the earths lungs. They cleanses
    the air of many harmful microbes and bacteria. It can grow to majestic heights and
    be a home for many animals, birds and even some humans! A beautiful poems that
    added many highlights in appreciation of the trees. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Yasmeen Khan (1/1/2014 10:39:00 AM)

    A beautiful sonnet and ode to trees.......it remembers me Kilmer's
    I THINK that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.'' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 537 Points Smoky Hoss (12/30/2013 4:34:00 PM)

    What a beautiful nod to the wonder and majesty of nature; very well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Joseph Anderson (12/30/2013 1:35:00 PM)

    I thought that I would never see such beauty in your poetry. Your sonnet on the worth of
    trees shows to the world their majestie-10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paul Brookes (12/28/2013 2:18:00 AM)

    Not bad if a little laboured, nice sentiments but a bit sugary for me I have to be careful being diabetic 5/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 940 Points Kanav Justa (12/23/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    , , my first poem that i wrote was for a tree, , , but this one is so wonderful loved it... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,565 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/22/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful Sonnet on Trees. Trees witnesses many things as the seasons changes. Beautiful lines....Trees are the earth's lungs, not be destroyed. They're to be gazed in wonder and enjoyed. Beautiful message, trees should not destroyed. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Ruby Mostazir (12/20/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    You are a amazing tree lover....Da blue sky & green trees really make us feel relax!
    nice msg through ur poem. :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,188 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (12/19/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    It is true that the
    Trees are the earth’s lungs, not to be destroyed
    They’re to be gazed in wonder and enjoyed.

    It all depends upon the way one looks at the nature. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,854 Points Valsa George (12/17/2013 5:53:00 AM)

    The importance of trees cannot be overstated! Never destroy them! ! As you say- 'they are to be gazed in wonder and enjoyed'! Great message and a lovely poem! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,503 Points Valerie Dohren (12/16/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    Great poem David - apparently Tolkien was a tree lover, I am a Tolkien fan as I am of trees too. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,985 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/16/2013 11:23:00 AM)

    Trees are beautiful in spring, summer, autumn, and winter nicely described. They are beautiful always. Just see them, breathe fresh air and enjoy. Thank you for touching one of my favorite topics. (Report) Reply

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