Howard Simon

Boasting About Trees - Poem by Howard Simon

There you stood among other trees
In a garden of legendary emeralds
Your luxuriant leaves waving to the heavens
You arresting branches kissing the sky
Honey cannot be compared to thee
You are my mango tree

My enraptured eyes are still swimming in bliss
From the first time they saw you
Untouched, unspoiled and unsurpassed
Flora of such sublime character
Honey cannot be compared to thee
You are my mango tree

My heart swims in the deluge of desire
Sweet songs of attraction, passion and fire
It is you that awakens my appetite
My dulcet cynosure
Honey cannot be compared to thee
You are my mango tree

Others may boast of oranges and apples
Grapes and pears and pomegranates too
I will be silent until I talk of you
And from my lips will dropp the words
Honey cannot be compared to thee
You are my mango tree

Comments about Boasting About Trees by Howard Simon

  • Andre Labatt (10/14/2016 10:09:00 AM)

    not my cup of tea but I am sure people will like it. I am of the classic poem as in rhyme and rhythm. (Report) Reply

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  • Nosheen Irfan (1/27/2016 1:04:00 AM)

    What a delightful read. It really made my heart dance in joy. Vivid description of the tree. I'm enraptured too. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/29/2015 9:02:00 AM)

    nice poem.. with real smile...10

    Each nation wants liberty
    With freedom to be enjoyed by everybody
    Equality for among races
    With real smile on faces
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  • (9/10/2014 12:11:00 PM)

    Fantastic piece of poem......Simon......a kind of classical and lyrical excellence............a tenner from me (Report) Reply

  • (5/24/2014 1:30:00 PM)

    a lyrical and succulent love and ripe - good for you (Report) Reply

  • Ring My Bell Ovid (4/19/2014 9:21:00 PM)

    Not bad! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (11/13/2012 9:43:00 PM)

    Wonderful.So nice tribute to your loved one! (Report) Reply

  • Femi Oloidi (11/5/2012 1:07:00 AM)

    This is what I'm talking about! ! ! This is classic! I'm happy. In one world: marvelous! Kingfemi (Report) Reply

  • Ancita Michael (10/25/2012 1:49:00 PM)

    very nice poem, it made me smile. loved the way you have written. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/6/2012 4:54:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, very imaginative and romantic. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (10/4/2012 11:58:00 PM)

    Gives me a smile
    Gives me a real good feeling
    Excellent poem
    If a poem makes the reader feel good, it is great poetry, i think.
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  • (10/4/2012 9:55:00 AM)

    Indeed a sweet tree of form and fruit and lovely dense shade. A fine tribute to a sweet friend. (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    A great ode of adoration and appreciating, , , adoring one you obviously see in statuesque form through doting eyes.... wonderful.....tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2012 10:05:00 PM)

    what a graceful piece, magnificent work sir
    i love how you described each element of nature so beautifully it is indeed profound, i love it
    thank you for sharing
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  • (9/4/2012 5:32:00 PM)

    Amazing poem, Howard, it left me speechless (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/24/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. ending couplet is very nice. (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2012 5:44:00 AM)

    lovely! ! ! ! i like it--you know that-
    a tenner from me
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  • (8/15/2012 8:59:00 AM)

    Nice write. like the couplet at the ends of the verses. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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