Loke Kok yee


The Cherry Tree - Poem by Loke Kok yee

A cherry tree grows beside the road
Strong and with a well spread canopy
Its wandering roots hold well the load
Through rain, wind and weather stormy

But from whence it came nobody knows
Could be the wind a bird or waterborne
Nature has her secrets to make life grow
Even as we wonder life is being reborn

Fruits it will bear throughout the year
Tiny green and red drops cover the tree
Where there are spaces flowers appear
And leaves rustle as the wind blow free

The birds will arrive at the break of dawn
Pigeons and starlings with the morning dew
To the bounty like a magnet they’ll be drawn
Falling fruits like red pebbles all over strew

Then a pair of squirrels quite rudely intrudes
And the birds have to keep out of the way
The squirrels are never in a sharing mood
All waited till they have fed and gone away

Fruit flies by the score now make their rounds
And buzzing honeybees makes up the crowd
Butterflies in dresses new flutters gaily around
The tree in dancing colors completely enshroud

Such an exhilarating scene so lively and gay
Till the sun reluctantly sets and calls it a day

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Comments about The Cherry Tree by Loke Kok yee

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (9/1/2016 9:24:00 PM)


    And leaves rustle as the wind blow free..................may i humbly (that's HUMBLY) suggest an s at the end of
    ....................................................................................either wind or blow? ? well, i DID!


    Placing the Pit/Seed

    not windblowne, unless was hurricane/typhoon,
    but spit there by my faithful friend, my baboon,
    as we cycled down the roadway of which you speak.
    [we also watered it once a month when we took a leak***]


    *** took a leak slang for urinated [it was our regular route to and from our favorite barroom]

    bri :)

    Pigeons and starlings with the morning dew
    To the bounty like a magnet they’ll be drawn
    Falling fruits like red pebbles all over strew .............i honestly wondered if strew was a word, though i'm familiar with strewn, so it makes sense that it (strew) is (a word) . nice use of 'poetic license' (i think) to get the 'dew/strew' rhyme.

    i'm about to call it a day. call me when the cherry pie is ready to eat.

    i like the ecosystem you have described.

    bri :)

    favorite stanza:

    Then a pair of squirrels quite rudely intrudes
    And the birds have to keep out of the way
    The squirrels are never in a sharing mood
    All waited till they have fed and gone away (Report) Reply

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  • Hardik Garg (15 Yrs) Hardik Garg (15 Yrs) (12/14/2015 9:48:00 AM)


    Your rhyme scheme is excellent. Very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (11/5/2015 10:20:00 PM)


    A beautiful description of a cherry tree in flower and fruits! The life teeming around it and also feeding on its fruits and blooms present a medley of interesting images! Great write! A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (11/5/2015 2:54:00 PM)


    A cherry tree grows beside the road
    Strong and with a well spread canopy...An amazing poem on Cherry tree and beautiful lines on nature. Interesting poem shared really....10 (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag Sanjukta Nag (11/5/2015 5:31:00 AM)


    Nature is so beautifully portrayed around this cherry tree. A beautiful and sweet poem with various images. Nice work.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015



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