poet Howard Simon

Howard Simon

A Fallen Tree

Who will dance with the wind now that you're really gone?
Who will catch the sun's rays on the hot summer morn?

Who will slow down the gust when it's out of control?
Who will dilute the air that's toxic to my soul?

Who will speak to the clouds about sending the rain?
Who will shelter me from the storm and soothe my pain?

Who will stand in the rain when others hide away?
Who will provide a place for little birds to play?

Who will catch my rain drops before they touch the ground?
Who will keep luxuriant grass from turning brown?

Who will present me a fruit for my morning dish?
Who will nourish my eyes and satisfy my wish?

Who will fix this huge hole in the soil of my heart?
Who will give me comfort now that we are apart?

Topic(s) of this poem: alliteration, death of a friend, funeral, mother, nature love, personification, sad, soil, tree, trees

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 24, 2011
Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2018

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  • Biniam TekesteBiniam Tekeste (2/26/2019 12:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful and deep in its meaning. Thumbs up!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2018 12:42:00 AM)

    A lovely poem on love and funeral has been so touchingly and incisively delineated through question tags. I cite......
    Who will speak to the clouds about sending the rain?
    Who will shelter me from the storm and soothe my pain?

    It is a great tribute to her whom you were loving much.
    Thanks for sharing.10

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  • Aqua FlowerAqua Flower (8/21/2018 7:01:00 AM)

    How is thank you so much for inviting me to read this. I know it reminded you of a poem that I had written but this is so much more elaborate and touching. I really loved it and it's a beautiful tribute to the one you love. It speaks so much from your heart and radiates from your soul. This is going to my favorites for sure.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (7/4/2018 5:51:00 PM)

    Oh- - -10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ and onto my fav list!

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (7/4/2018 5:51:00 PM)

    Lovely in its Loveliness. Lovely in the format you have chose, lovely in the questions you ask, lovely in the images your words convey, A heartfelt tribute

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (6/26/2018 10:22:00 PM)

    A heart touching tribute in remembrance of a fallen tree- a shelter, a provider, a protector, a purifier!
    The poem acquires a higher glory when the reader comes to know that it is written in remembrance of your demised mother. Absolutely brilliant!

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (6/12/2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Stupendous write, Howard.
    A great tribute to one of the most important components of our life cycle.
    The lucidity of your penning in this marvelous piece of work
    is utterly amazing..10++++++

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (5/27/2018 7:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Absolutely non-stop beautiful. We need to be thankful for these things that give us such simple and immediate pleasures because they certainly leave a hole behind them when they are gone. Fantastic poem, my friend!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/26/2018 5:35:00 AM)

    Who will catch my rain drops before they touch the ground?
    Who will keep luxuriant grass from turning brown? ..............fabulous poetic expression my friend! In each couplet you have provided the reader to imagine the situation! Excellent piece of poetry! (10)

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/25/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    Who will dance with the wind now that you're really gone?
    Who will catch the sun's rays on the hot summer morn?

    Who will slow down the gust when it's out of control?
    Who will dilute the air that's toxic to my soul?

    Who will speak to the clouds about sending the rain?
    Who will shelter me from the storm and soothe my pain?
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - An exquisitely beautiful poem- - - - - - - Each line so touching ! ! I am almost in tears! !

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  • Hazel DurhamHazel Durham (5/22/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    Stunningly beautiful write so moving and heartfelt, this poem is on my favourites list!

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (5/14/2018 12:51:00 PM)

    A beautiful love in nature.

    Who will shelter me from the storm and soothe my pain?

    Thanks for sharing such an emotional poem....

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (1/21/2018 12:03:00 AM)

    Breath Taking Heart And Beautiful Soul! ! ! !
    Is Understating! ! ! ! ! As Well As Numbers! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Love Continually Surrounds... Thank You Ever So Much For
    Sharing This! ! ! ! !

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  • Frank AdieFrank Adie (1/7/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    Rhythmic. Fascinating. Impressive. A poem to be read more than once.

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  • Christopher TyeChristopher Tye (7/25/2016 7:31:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, only when a tree has fallen can new saplings can grow.

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  • Istabraq Al AhmadiIstabraq Al Ahmadi (7/21/2016 5:10:00 AM)

    Who will fix this huge hole in the soil of my heart?
    Who will give me comfort now that we are apart?

    Strikingly beautiful!

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (6/28/2016 2:44:00 PM)

    Excellent Poem.......thanks for sharing.

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  • Anita KhelawanAnita Khelawan (2/10/2016 8:21:00 PM)

    Who will fix this huge hole in the soil of my heart?  ~ such a lovely line... I truly enjoyed your poem thnx for sharing

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (2/6/2016 12:02:00 AM)

    A truly lovely poem. I love and appreciate trees so this poem touched my soul....10

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (1/25/2016 1:57:00 AM)

    Wowwww. Truly, that's how important a tree is. A compelling work. Well thought-out. Loved it, friend.

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