Daphne Grant

Rookie (Southampton, UK)

The Old Oak Tree. - Poem by Daphne Grant

I cannot bear this summer heat
I'll go out on the balcony,
Where stars are clear

The moon, a lovely silver orb,
How lovely now it looks to me,
Shines now, between the the great trees arms
Oh, that Constable were here with me!
To see perfection of moon through tree, and tree on night
I'm sure that he would paint it right.

Oh moon, while pale sweet lantern hou dost glow,
Serene and calm, I'll look here for my Romeo,
But where's this tree I hear you say?
For you must know I did not dream it,
It's here at Lordhill school,
Inside the fence and boundary too
Nigh on two hundred years it's stood.
It knows secrets, it's not telling,
That's why they call it Oaklands school,
For this big tree, so dominant tall!
Looks out oe'r school and overall.


Comments about The Old Oak Tree. by Daphne Grant

  • (9/9/2008 12:35:00 AM)

    This is lovely. I love the moon and the oak is my favorite tree! (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Melvina Germain (5/20/2007 11:51:00 AM)

    I believe this is a great tribute to tone of God's precious creations on earth 'The Tree' excellent Daphne, another great poem.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]