Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Tree



Ode to the Tree

You give birds shelter and somewhere to rest
In spring you give them a place to nest,
Squirrels leap from limb to limb
You must feel like a workout gym,

You’re always patient and never complain
Not in snowstorms or heavy rain,
So strong and robust, you stand so steady
Always on guard and always ready,

You start to shake in the heavy gale
You rock and quiver as it starts to hail,
Fearless and tough, you brave the storm
While keeping the birds and squirrels warm

You shelter the house from the summer heat
You deaden the noise from the busy street,
Selfless tree so patient and true
Thanks so much for all you do!

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 







and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

19 comments:

  1. Such an awesome tribute to an incredible, selfless part of Nature :)

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja! I love my trees here in the front yard that I see from my window. They also attract the birds, who then come to my feeders so I am extra grateful for that.

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  2. A lovely ode to the trees!! Trees are our life saviours, and there is so much to learn from them too!

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    1. That was so beautiful, Cat! Really, where would we be without these saviours?

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    2. Thanks to both Shilpa G's for your comments! Yes, trees are our life saviours. You are right, Shilpa Garg and Shilpa Gupte!

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  3. I agree, Shilpa. I wanted to include about them taking the carbon dioxide and putting oxygen back into the air but what the heck rhymes with oxygen? Hehe!

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  4. So beautiful and heartfelt, Cathy! Sounds like a wonderful tree. :)

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    1. Thanks, Laurel. I do love my trees on my front lawn and they attract the birds which is another reason I love them.

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  5. Now you know some of the reasons why I LOVE trees! Well said Cat: a beautiful ode! :) ...from 'ellytreehugger' my twitter name ;) <3

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    1. I'm a treehugger, too, Elly! Aren't they great? I'm sad to see them cutting down all kinds of ash trees in Ottawa due to some bug infesting and killing them. Brian cut all ours down and they weren't even infested yet. That made me sad.

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  6. Trees - they rock! Beautiful ode to these delightful life savers, Cat :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sid. Trees are life savers for sure. We should respect them more than we do.

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  7. Aaaahh- one of my favorite places to be - in the forest - among te trees- so loved this one Cat! Just lovely❤️

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    1. Me, too, Elly. I love walking in the forest with the trees and birds for company. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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    2. OOPS! I mean Eli not Elly. Guess I'm replying to some of Elly's comments, too, and getting mixed up. Sorry about that.

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  8. Lovely ode to trees! Yes, they are one of nature's best miracles. ☺ Sadly, two of our backyard maples perished and I really miss them.

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    1. Sorry to hear about your maple trees, Debbie. I think having to cut a tree down is one of the saddest things and yet we have some neighbours who take delight in doing so. Makes me so sad.

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  9. The tree is indeed an amazing creation. Your ode to the tree is beautiful. I feel that way about a lovely Pohutakawa tree at my bus stop - shelter from the wind, rain and shade from the sun.

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    1. I love the name of that tree, Suzy. Is that a Maori word? It sounds like it. I bet it's beautiful. Thanks for the comment.

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