Kwai Chee Low

Silver Star - 4,494 Points (24 Oct 1948 / Kuala Lumpur)

If Trees Can Talk - Poem by Kwai Chee Low

If trees can talk,
even a mindless rumble.
Everyone will gawk,
but they remain stiff and sombre.

Perhaps they are under a spell,
imprisoned in their present demeanor.
Standing erect like a temple bell,
waiting for their rescuer.

When it rains, their only shade,
the canopy of leaves where every night,
starlight peeks through many a leafy blade,
and proudly they stand, an awesome sight.

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes we like to fantasize and have a brief escape from reality. And what if trees can talk?

Comments about If Trees Can Talk by Kwai Chee Low

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/15/2016 4:30:00 AM)

    Yes! They will teach us the secrets of nature. Able to understand life than, to destroy the trees around us. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Kwai Chee Low (7/15/2016 6:39:00 AM)

    Thank you, Edward. Even when trees are motionless, they seem to be contemplating, don't you agree?

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  • Cigeng Zhang (4/3/2016 9:19:00 PM)

    [If tree can talk...], wind responses... an imaginative line. (Report) Reply

    Kwai Chee Low (4/4/2016 12:53:00 AM)

    Thank you, Cigeng. Trees are solidly motionless which inspired me to write a haiku Haiku Serenity.

  • Cigeng Zhang (4/3/2016 9:12:00 PM)

    [If tears can talk...], or dove cries...
    I liked your first line. A good write. Thank you for the work.
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  • Kelly Kurt (4/6/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    A Lovely poem, Kwai Chee Low Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Kwai Chee Low (4/7/2015 6:21:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kelly. I am glad you like it.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 16, 2016

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