Birch Tree Poem by Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

Birch Tree

Rating: 2.6


The birch tree in winter
Leaning over the secret pool
Is Narcissus in love
With the slight white branches,
The slim trunk,
In the dark glass;
But,
Spring coming on,
Is afraid,
And scarfs the white limbs
In green.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michelle Claus 26 June 2014

Lovely composition. Sheer poetry.

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Colleen Courtney 26 June 2014

I really love the first part of this poem. However, I'm a little confused on why it is the tree is afraid of the spring arriving? I get the whole covering itself in green aspect, this is what occurs in the spring. But why is it afraid? You would think it would be the opposite and be afraid when winter arrives for then it bares it's nakedness for all to see!

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jimi levi 07 September 2018

i think it's spring that is afraid of the tree and its nakedness

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A beautiful poem which I read with curiosity and happiness.

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* Sunprincess * 26 June 2014

........this is a beautiful tribute to spring.....and definitely spring is my favourite time of year.....congratulations on poem of the day....

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