Ann Beard

Veteran Poet - 1,129 Points (1944 / London. UK)

A Jacaranda Tree. - Poem by Ann Beard

A Jacaranda tree stands tall, and sways as if to say,
Look! At this magnificence, I’m wearing blue today.
forgive the way I shout aloud, my lack of modesty,
but nowhere in this troubled world is finery like me.

Light rays slide between each leaf, to settle on the tips
to lightly kiss your face with a hundred million tiny lips.
You only have to lift your eyes to greet the filtered sun
a sight I guarantee will warm the heart of everyone.

Though very tall, my leaf is small, its form is one of fern,
large panicles of bluebells swell to trumpet unconcern.
A Bee collecting nectar from an ample deep white throat,
takes flight to join its family, and of its feast to gloat.

Look up to see each fern like leaf, floating up on high,
like footprints of a centipede that stroll across the sky
See how far my branches reach, admire their greenery,
so beautiful and strong, I am the Jacaranda tree.

Roan 7.1.08


Comments about A Jacaranda Tree. by Ann Beard

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/15/2015 7:21:00 PM)


    Verily, a fine imagery depicted (Report) Reply

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  • (8/6/2009 12:56:00 AM)


    such beautiful vivid imagery...
    Light rays slide between each leaf, to settle on the tips
    to lightly kiss your face with a hundred million tiny lips.
    You only have to lift your eyes to greet the filtered sun
    ...............................................loved this 10+ and thank you Ann
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  • Barry A. Lanier (2/22/2009 2:21:00 PM)


    Ann thanks for sharing your beautiful rendition of a tree that I'm not familiar with, , , lovely, , perhaps take a peek at my Under The Banyan Tree..also I'd appreciate any favorites of mine you might scan. Needing input from seasoned poets to pick any for publication Thanks Barry Clopton Lanier (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2008 1:28:00 AM)


    Brilliant Ann! thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2008 4:56:00 PM)


    You conjure up a sight i have never seen I can visualise this beauty so easily. It has no need to boast when you do it so much better.
    You have gained another fan my wife Dartmistress rates your work highly too
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2008 4:56:00 PM)


    You conjure up a sight i have never seen I can visualise this beauty so easily. It has no need to boast when you do it so much better.
    You have gained another fan my wife Dartmistress rates your work highly too
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2008 4:56:00 PM)


    You conjure up a sight i have never seen I can visualise this beauty so easily. It has no need to boast when you do it so much better.
    You have gained another fan my wife Dartmistress rates your work highly too
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2008 6:24:00 PM)


    nice and good rhyming. i love it. keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (2/23/2008 4:16:00 PM)


    What a great poem Ann, wonderful descriptions. Andrew '10' x (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2008 5:17:00 PM)


    Hi Ann, thank you for your comment on my sailing poem.
    I enjoyed this write very much, stately & soothing!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Meriki.
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2008 1:22:00 PM)


    Light rays slide between each leaf, to settle on the tips
    to lightly kiss your face with a hundred million tiny lips.
    You only have to lift your eyes to greet the filtered sun
    a sight I guarantee will warm the heart of everyone.


    Wow! a fine display of colourful language, beautiful poetry

    Love duncan X
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2008 6:55:00 AM)


    What a beautiful poem you have written here Ann up to your usual very high standard 10 out of 10 (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2008 8:46:00 PM)


    You write clearly, beautifully...keep writing and share with all..thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, May 6, 2011


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