Yasmin Khan

The Bare Tree

The Bare Tree

In the chill of night, I stand and gaze
My boughs bare stretch and sway in haze

The last fallen leaf still at my bole
Lies curled, heaving a sigh on Fate's scroll

The days are gone when I was leaf-clad
My splendor green, in a flowery fad

Songs sweet of woodland birds filled my heart
Mirth and pleasure deep, tunes of all sort

Straw by straw built their little nests
In my leafy lap hatched, stayed blessed

Leaves' dance, whispers low in gentle breeze
Singing birds, sweet hum of honey bees

When the sun showered his rays of gold
I was the crown of the forest old

Then came in autumn stealthily down
Foliage all lost, ripped off my crown

Boughs bare where birds once sweetly sang
A tangle of twigs, once blossoms hang

In chilly winds, my leafless arms
Longing for springtime all vanished charms

For dainty boughs bursting in blooms
For springtime choirs, glistening plumes

Yearning for grace of an evergreen
With her proudly crest a forest queen

I suffer the pain of death, decay
All verdure, leafage taken away

Yet melancholy does not prevail me
I wait for buds and blooms patiently

My heart be filled by delightful songs
Leaves' rustle, brilliant greens throng

Branches fraught, Unfurl their finery
Wave in skies blue, clad in greenery

Hope perches in my gloomy heart
Awaiting for springtime to play its part

Topic(s) of this poem: nature love

Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Poem Edited: Friday, August 19, 2016

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (10/12/2015 6:41:00 AM)

    Heartfelt poem, neatly written in a descriptive style.....100 on 10.

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    Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan(4/15/2016 8:50:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly, Asim Nehal

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/13/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    Yasmeen's high imagination, lovely description and perfect personification has created a marvelous work of art. i

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    Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan(4/15/2016 8:51:00 AM)

    Thank you for your kind words.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (1/1/2014 2:03:00 AM)

    A beautiful descriptive write.

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  • Doris CornagoDoris Cornago (12/30/2013 8:55:00 PM)

    Yes, I agree totally, a fine written form, but already worn imagery. How about a refreshing insight on dying, anybody?

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  • Doris CornagoDoris Cornago (12/30/2013 8:52:00 PM)

    I totally agree. This is indeed a well written poem but already worn imagery. How about a new perspective on dying, anybody?

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  • Marvin Brato (12/30/2013 8:32:00 PM)

    Great imaginary, emotional yet insightful sentiments!

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  • Paddy D DalyPaddy D Daly (12/27/2013 5:28:00 PM)

    picturesque and worded beautifully, your poem gives hope

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (11/24/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    Wow, this is wonderful. I really enjoyed very much reading this poem. It flows like a river, it sounds like music and it touches the heard. Excellent.

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (11/23/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    Glory to be Allah Praised the world of salvation the dryad nice

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  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (11/21/2013 4:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful description on life of a tree. Very well penned..Loved it Yasmeen.

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  • Dinesan MadathilDinesan Madathil (11/19/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    A very powerful poem with beautiful rendering style. The diction is amazingly apt and a clean 10 out of 10 goes here for you Yasmeen

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  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (11/18/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Beautifully descriptive of the life of a tree - very well written Yasmeen.

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (11/18/2013 6:03:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Yasmeen. great imagery of trees.

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  • Geetima Baruah Sarma (11/18/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    Optimism beautifully portrayed through these lines...
    'Yet I let not melancholy devour me
    I wait patiently for spring’s lively spree'

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  • Sallam YassinSallam Yassin (11/17/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    tone of the season
    in tune of the soul
    depicted within nature
    in every bright

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  • Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan (11/17/2013 8:00:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear friend Zaynub.

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (11/17/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    I havent read a better masterpiece personification of d tree.. Jasmine! How u say n mean, 'leafy lap for nestlings', wow creative! Im so impressd by dis poem i vote 10, ah but yor poem wil b d evergreen tree.

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