The Poetic Tree

Accidental Poet


There upon the hill

A colossal tree

Surrounded by fields of grass

Underneath sit poets like you and me


And there on each branch

A poem to be read

With hundreds of branches

Words from hearts that bled


Poets that live in the dark

Poets that live in the light

The passion that thrives

Giving reason to write


Emotions that simmer

Like an all-day stew

Waiting on time

To be called on cue


The source of all these poems

Grown from deep roots

Each root a poet

Sent to the branch a poetic fruit


Talented poets who found

My poetic side

Nourished in confident Earth soil

Overcoming the urge to hide


So take your place

‘Neath the poetic tree

Immerse yourself in reading

The wonderful world of poetry


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2017

  • Author: Sharon\'s Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 25th, 2017 02:16
  • Comment from author about the poem: This piece was inspired by Martina Lynch's poem "Roots".
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 147
  • Users favorite of this poem: ShannonXx, Hopey_xx, BlueDays.
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  • FredPeyer

    AP, thank you, thank you, thank you!
    You captured the essence of MPS perfectly!

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks Fred, it was inspired by Martina's poem "Roots". After reading it I thought of a tree with poems on the branches as fruit.

      • FredPeyer

        Perfect metaphor. Some are sweet, some are sour, some are spicy, some are ....whatever.

      • dusk arising

        Such fruit this tree bears, ripe and romantically rounded or depressingly dated and dainty. But never out of season and a gloriously cool shade in which to lurk whilst one waits for one muse. Really nice writing

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks dusk. This was inspired by Martina's poem "Roots". And grew into a poem tree.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very good write, I have just written a poem about a tree as well, maybe i will out on the site tomorrow.

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Goldfinch, I'll have to go check out your tree poem.

          • ShannonXx

            This is beautifully written

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Shannon, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

            • malubotelho

              Such a wonderful thought. Love your poetic tree. You did a great job piecing the words together. Thanks for this.

              • Accidental Poet

                Thank you malu for reading and your compliments. ; )

              • WL Schuett

                Well done AP a fine tribute the wonderful poets who inhabit this site

              • myself and me

                Oh, I love this tree, each day it gets some new shoots, and the roots interweave together, make the tree strong and healthy.
                And this fruit from your root taste so ambrosial.

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