High above me, golden streaming
through its leaves unfolded
big and smaller–leaning
in its greenery gleaming
all the wishes—seeming
there, seeds of the past
rise in the air.
under lambent moon
the promise of the future, greening.
Poem for dVerse, where Mish is hosting Open Link night. I took these photos a few days ago in Philadelphia when we were walking around on our wedding anniversary after a very late lunch or very early dinner.
An wonderful example how much one can expand the thoughts on a topic just by thinking. A beautiful tribute to trees.
Thank you, Frank! 🙂
I’m also beaming-lovely Merril thank you
Thank you, Susan! 🙂
Lovely. You’ve inspired me to consider writing about the trees in our backyard. Usually about 7:30, 8:00 pm the light turns golden and filters through the top boughs. If we’re lucky, a hawk might fly through, but most of the birds are on the feeders pigging out for the night. It’s a calming vision.
What a lovely comment to say that I inspired you, Marie. Thank you! Your backyard sounds beautiful and serene. We have lots of big old trees around our house, too.
I just need to have my phone nearby and be on the porch at the right time. Since I mentioned it to you, we’ve had overcast skies so no “Golden Hour” yet.
Good luck! 🙂
This is beautiful, Merril.
Thank you, Jill!
Love the rhyme in this.
Thank you very much, Ken!
The rhymes carry this, like a lullaby or waves rocking.
Thank you. I think the Oracle was whispering to me. 😉
I’ve come to the conclusion she always is 🙂
What Jane said! It does have a lullaby feel to it. A wonderful ode to trees.
Thank you very much, Dale!
Trees are definitely full of wishes. Like a chant or a song. (K)
Yes, they are. Thank you, Kerfe.
Thank you, Derrick.
Such a beautiful season with all the greening. Love that lambent moon. Enjoy your summer!!!
Thank you, Grace. You, too!
Oooo, I love especially the lambert moon. Lovely!
Thank you very much!
Wowww!! ❤️ This is absolutely stunning both in word and image 😀
Thank you so much!
Thanks for sharing this fine piece! Excellent write. I love trees! 🙂 See you in a couple weeks Merril, when dVerse returns. In honor of Solli Raphael: A Smidgen of Thought
Thank you very much, Rob.
And thanks for sharing your post here. I am so behind on reading. I’ll try to join in on dVerse prompts when I can. 🙂
I find it so amazing that trees can thrive in such environments… they are sentinels to nature in our citiscapes
Yes, you are right. It adds so much to a city street when there are trees there.
First off, so sorry for this extremely late response!
I love this tribute to trees. Their beauty shines in urban places. Your poem is full of hope and the rhyme is delightful.
I feel like I have years of dVerse responses to read, so no need to apologize–but thank you!