Treasure Island

Bill Cantrell


The Cherry Tree


Oh cherry tree, blossoms sweet,
You are the spice of life
To a boy, you are a maiden
To a man, you are a wife

To mothers, you are children
To fathers, precious wood
To a field, you are the smiling earth,
A haven for the birds

Your scent, it does intoxicate,
The bees all wait in line
The hummingbirds are always first
And then the rest can dine

Your birth place was the orient
Where beauty found its start
Dignity, it is your fruit
And peace dwells your heart.

And oh, how do I love you?
You need not count the ways
Just go and ask the other trees,
They never had such praise.

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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  • Susy Evelyne (3/28/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    Enjoyed your descriptive tribute to the cherry tree and learning more about this tree. You are lucky to see hummingbirds! A heart-warming poem. (Report) Reply

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