Where The Shade Falls


where reigns the oak a mighty king 

the beech is surely England’s queen

beneath her lush green canopy 

that hides me from a cloudless sky 

i watch as from the river bank 

the cruisers with their ease of grace 

so gently smoothly sail on by 


oh Fagus god of this fine tree 

today in overbearing heat 

i thank you for the use of shade 

i thank you for the softest breeze 

and from the inner core of me 

i curtsey to this queen of queens 

for growing  in this welcome glade 

  • Author: Cassie58 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 4th, 2024 06:29
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 56
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15
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  • NafisaSB

    beautiful poem - can imagine the lovely scene and feel the ambience of relaxation that you are experiencing - keep writing

    • Cassie58

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. I appreciate you.

      • NafisaSB

        it is now so hot here in Mumbai that even visualizing this scene makes me happy..lol

      • Accidental Poet

        A pleasure to read and feel Cassie. Enjoy your Tuesday. 😎

        • Cassie58

          Thank you AP. Pleased you like my poem. Many thanks for your visit. Have a beautiful Wednesday.

        • 2781

          Truly mighty.

          • Cassie58

            The oak certainly is. Thank you for stopping by and reviewing. I appreciate the interest you have shown in my work. Happy Wednesday.

          • orchidee

            A fine write Cassie.

            • Cassie58

              Many thank yous Orchi. I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday.

            • Thad Wilk

              👍 you have
              painted a most
              resplendent scene,
              so picturesque
              and serene!
              Much enjoyed 🤗
              Best wishes 🌹

              • Cassie58

                Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging words. I appreciate very much the interest you have shown in my work. Have a beautiful day.

              • sorenbarrett

                A most beautiful tribute in classical form to the beech. I leaned something new Fagus equated with Beech. The scene is so pastoral and serene a most beautiful picture in words and verse. Masterfully done.

                • Cassie58

                  Thank you my friend for your thoughtful and encouraging words. You are greatly appreciated. Have a happy Wednesday.

                • aDarkerMind

                  as pretty as a postcard
                  and a delightful read;

                  • Cassie58

                    Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Wednesday. I appreciate your visit.

                  • Teddy.15

                    Wow my dear Cassie, your poetry is truly magnificent such imagery bound with the beauty of each word, I cannot help but see eel pie island, a ave i have always been fascinated with that, especially as their are mainly mansions on it, although London is filled with green beauty, one only has to look. Love this so much. Your descriptions are simply charming. 🌹

                    • Cassie58

                      Thank you Teddy. I do not know eel pie island, though there are many islands in the Thames. Lynch island is a favourite of mine near Sonning. There is much beauty along the banks for visitors. Have a beautuful day. 🌺

                      • Teddy.15

                        It's in Twickenham and it's filled with these trees too, you brought me home with your poetry. 💙

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Wonderful words Cassie the trees that I walk with bring me great joy,


                        • Cassie58

                          Thank you Andy. I have such an affinity with trees. Pleased to hear that you appear to as well. Have a beautiful day.

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