Igor Grey Balatsky

Rookie - 6 Points (Ukraine)

The Lemon Tree - Poem by Igor Grey Balatsky

I found myself in a lemon tree
it grew so high in Lemonland
birds below
and birds above me
were my folks in faith.
And it was so amazing
to hang around with them
chat away to them and sing with them
the song of love and freedom
that sounded
so strange but familiar to me.
And it was so exiting
to climb the lemon-tree among the lemon stars
up and higher
and be so light as I had never been
and feel so free as I had never felt
within my busy mind
inside my human body

'Dreamland' (2010)

Comments about The Lemon Tree by Igor Grey Balatsky

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Adeline Foster (2/6/2012 12:21:00 PM)

    The song of love and freedom - what a lovely line. Reminds us of Maya Angelou's 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
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  • Freshman - 613 Points Sara Fielder (1/23/2012 8:28:00 PM)

    I love this child like innocence of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (9/29/2011 1:48:00 AM)

    very well defined imageries in brevity of words.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 22, 2012

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