The Fruit Tree


Hidden deep beneath the ground

Strong, searching roots are found

Above her limbs will open wide

She knows her beauty cannot hide


Now in fragrant budding Spring

This shy, blushing bride will bring

From her sweetly surrendered blossom...

Dropped confetti on Earth’s bosom


Full laden now, this lovely maid

In lazy Summer days will shade…

Her fruits to ripen hanging there

Until we pluck her summer fare


Now in Autumn she will shed

a thousand million golden dead

They fall in heaps about our feet

Was there e’er a giving quite so sweet?


Now deep in Winters ice and snows

She dreams about her summer clothes

Then quietly trusting in Life and its reasons

She surrenders herself to Life's four seasons.


Copyright © Helen Lewis 2009

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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

Good poetry! Thanks for sharing!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for stopping by Rose and for your kind comment. Happy New Year!


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ehern33 6 years ago

This was great. I sincerely enjoyed it. You really brought this tree to life and all its wonder. Thanks and Happy New year to You!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you ehern33 for your kind comments ~ I have added your widget to my site (whatever that means). Happy New Year to you and I look forward to reading your hubs!


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petermdhart 6 years ago from Cornwall, UK

Another good analogy ` I like how the tree represents a woman's life? Nice work!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks petermdhart - yes, it represents the life of a loving woman from the womb through the stages of her life and finally, surrendering to death - thanks for your continued support!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Beautiful.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your kind comment Ixxy and for stopping by to read my hub ~ Happy New Year!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Very nice poetry.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you very much for your kind comment Pamela! I am off to read some of your work and become your fan! Happy New Year to you and yours..


logic,commonsense 6 years ago

Very nice!

I love fruit trees and the new beginnings every spring and the birth and maturation of the fruit every summer!

I have bee colonies and they love the flowers and the fruit of their labors is quite delicious and healthy!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Logic,commonsense for your kind comments ~ mmmm I bet that honey tastes good!


Writer Rider 6 years ago

I like it. It's beautiful and very vivid.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Nice work!

Love and peace

Tony


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your kind comments!


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago

lovely words to wake up by...


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Debby - have a great day!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is really lovely. I love the way you interconnect the description of the tree with that of a person. It's very well written and I will read more of your poetry. You are such a fine writer. It is a pleasure to read this. Thank you for the mention to check out your poetry.

Best of luck.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Astra, thanks for your kind comments - I thought it may resonate with you when I read your beautiful poem. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work and welcome to my hubpages!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Helen,

Beautiful words which you bring to life.

Awesome/beautiful/up here.

Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

Take care

Eiddwen.

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