The Shamrock Tree Poem by Richard D Remler

The Shamrock Tree

Rating: 4.6


I've never tried to climb that tree -
The one in Mercer's Park.
It's crazy wild as can be,
Especially after dark.

Whenever evening draws our way,
And we all head inside,
When the moon comes out to play,
And stars no longer hide,

I'm sure that tree pulls up each root
And, like my Grandma said,
Sweeps up all its leaves and tip
Toes through the flower bed.

And when morning comes,
It's moved away,
And found another place to stay,
Over here or under there,
It could be hiding anywhere.

It was right beside the Wishing Well
Just yesterday at three.
The perfect place to grow a spell,
Far as I could see.

Its branches were a grand machine,
Leaves of clover full and green,
A canopy of summers bloom,
Still dressed in a springtime plume.

Today it's near the baseball field
Unnoticed as of late
By anybody passing through
The Silverwater gate.

And I'm never gonna climb it,
Yep, it's best to let it be,
This oddish weird of wonder
Grandma calls a Shamrock Tree.

Copyright © MMXIII Richard D. Remler

**A Children's Tale**

The Shamrock Tree
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: childhood ,discovery,fantasy,life,nature,trees,wonder
"There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by."

~ William Cullen Bryant
Kim Barney 26 April 2019

Great choice for poem of the day! A delightful poem!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 April 2019

An outstanding fantasy composed in an equally outstanding melody. Well deserved poem of the Day, Congrats.

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 April 2020

And when morning comes, It's moved away, And found another place to stay, ....... nature; the abundance castles for lives! every life can enjoy her lovingly; nature gives her widely to enjoy and if the enjoyer misuses then the disaster comes violently/// it's really beautiful poem; congrats for being selected as POD

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Rajnish Manga 26 April 2019

Lovely poem with a sweet rhyme. It's the beholder's eyes which make even the insignificant thing look substantial. Thanks.

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Ruta Mohapatra 26 April 2020

Congrats Richard for poem of day! I have always enjoyed this magical poem.

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Bharati Nayak 27 April 2020

An amazing poem that captivates our interest - - Congratulations for this wonderful poem being selected as the Poem of the Day!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 April 2020

A captivating style and contents make the reader spell bound. Well deserved poem of the day. Hearty Congrats.

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Keith Brown 26 April 2020

Well written great imaginings congrats on pod

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Aqua Flower 26 April 2020

This wondrous tale of the shamrock tree is purely magical to read. I loved it! Congratulations on your poem being chosen!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 26 April 2020

A wonderful poem that holds us spellbound. Beautifully written with compelling imagery and great rhyme. Onto my Poem List. Congratulations for a well deserved accolade. Loved the Poet's Notes.

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