My Love She Is A Tree - Poetry By Cathy Nerujen

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My Love She Is A Tree - Poetry by Cathy Nerujen

(This poem is my first Love poem on Hub Pages. It's a romantic tribute, and dedicated to someone who is very special and dear to me, Cassy.)

In the highest mountains ever
near Olympus stands a tree,
where once I fell - when wounded
on its bough -
when it found me.
In the thinnest of the mountain air,
it basked in all its might,
indifferent to the elements,
its shape was quite a sight.

This tree it was so sturdy,
oh this tree she was not tall,
yet all the wind and rain that blew could
never make her fall.
Outshining all the other trees, she drank
in all the sun –
she stood there as a storm shelter,
protecting anyone.
Bedazzled by her beauty there, I stayed and
rested soon,
but leaving her I just could not,
and sun gave way to moon.

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How strange it was, that past long day,
my burdens made a beach –
they played and swam within a rain,
then floated out of reach.
How strange it was I stayed with her,
this shelter from the storm -
her toughened branches –
hands became –
they took on friendly form.

And though this tree was
smooth to touch,
her bark was like cement,
she seemed so solid, wise yet young,
as almost Heaven sent.
My troubles they abated here,
though rain and sleet it blew,
her branches –
tree-top canopy –
made sure that nought got through.

I nestled in the bosom of this
life - affirming tree,
not sure what life had got in store,
for someone here like me.
I came to find a happiness
I’d never found before –
this tree, the leaves -
they spoke to me –
I warmed and wanted more -

as time goes by, like vine I grow
around her waist - and size –
my feet have sunk and taken root,
no longer seed am I.
She took me in as broken –
yet she made me whole again –
her lips are dew and Eldeweiss –
her blood is brandywine.

In all my seedling voyages,
I’ve never known a youth –
her spirit has a power,
such a life – a love – a Truth.
My love she is a woman – oh
my love she is a tree –
she smells of sweetened lilac –
and her sweetness sets me free.
We live and stay and grow together,
good company are we,
in want, in love and happiness,
we will - forever be.

(For Cassy, the ever supportive friend in my life.)

Copyright (c) 2010 - 2016 Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved. This poem is published as part of a collection of forthcoming romantic poems by Cathy Nerujen, due in the second half of in 2016.

If you like my poetry, and my poem here - my first ever poetry hub on Hub Pages, please feel free to rate this hub. Thank you.

(I regret to mention here that HubPages has chosen to not show the full content of this hub due to apparent actions of moderators. Apologies for this happening. This is beyond my control and not my doing.)

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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

WoW! Amazing poem! love it! :) You have a beautiful talent..and love brings out the best in all! :D Thank you for calling my over..


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

*Glowing nervously in your compliments* Yes, but it took me over three weeks to write and rewrite. Poetry takes ages to get it to rhyme and "fit" in places. I see why so few poets bother with rhyming poery any more. I could never do a poem in an afternoon, and I know I have a long way to go. But these words coming from you are a blessing, believe me!

Thankyou. I am ever so happy with this! Now I have to do another. And yes, Love does bring out something here - lots of people are saying this lately to me...


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msorensson 6 years ago

Wow, I would love for someone to write me a poem like that. I love it. Thank you for sharing.


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

Hy Melinda: Hope its okay to call you that. My name is Cathy, and I am grateful for this warm comment from you. I should have been a fan sooner. I was easily inspired by my fellow Hubber Cheeky Girl. In so many ways. I wanted to say these things to her but find a way to express it univerally, even if it sounded a wee bit corny. I needed to affirm things. Poetry allows me to do that freely, that other non-poetry way way is difficult for me for some reason. Wish I knew why...

I am happy to share too...


Bad_Company 6 years ago

Wowww you can write a love poem even better than Cabin Girl, and she intends to write a Poem this weekend to mark her return. This poem is just amazing, you have a talent and if I was Cassy I would be beaming with pride at this poem, I am putting this on BadCompanys Profile, the Captain loves a good piece of poetry, just beautiful xox


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chrissie123 6 years ago

oh my this is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! im just in awe of this!!!!


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Wow! As in Wow! I cant find the rights words right now coz you stole every element of what is beautiful.. ;p You just love her so much. Such a love so divine. Someone is just so grateful... ;) Say hi to her :)

Blaise awaits your next poem :)


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

To Bad_Company: *Astra Nomik gives you a big hug* You are wonderful to tell me this. Cabin Girl I will eagerly look out for. Oh you are nice to put me on your profile, I will do for you also, Art. Cassy was very moved by the poem, she went very quiet on me. Oh she is smiling like anything right now. Sorry it took so long to write. Rhyme is hard! LOL! Thankyou Cap'n! XOX

To chrissie123: When it come to poetry, you and Blaise really move me. Your poetry and the way you use it to somehow see and try to make sense of the world was a big influence on me. Coming from you, this comment I treasure! I am always a fan! Thankyou, chrissie.

To Blaise25: H'mm I stole every element...? Im not sure I managed that all in one first poem. Ha! But yes, I love her like crazy, I am not afraid to say that any more. (People can hate it if they want to, but there's nothing humanly I want to do about it or about who I am as a person.) I'm tired of dodging it all my life. I just hope people accept it. That's all I can say on that.

Wow as in wow, to you too! I read your new hub last night. I liked very much! It resonates with me too, in several ways. It's very cool. You and Chrissie are both good writers. Yes, there will be more poetry from me. There are many great poets here in the hubs, I will seek you all out! I am a fan too, my friend! *Warm hugs to all you peeps here*


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I just had to sneak in here, to admire your best hub ever. Why am I majorly prejudiced in favour of you, Cathy? You wrote a lovely poem about me here. I can think of nothing more beautiful that has ever been written that moved me this much. It's better than a thousand Valentine cards. Or Bouquets of Roses. (Or Lilacs!)

It says so much about you. You toiled over this for so long. If we have to wait as long for your next masterpiece, well - it is worth it, dear! Mwah! ; )


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allie8020 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

Cathy, Wow!

What an amazingly beautiful and moving poem! I was getting goosebumps while reading it.

I have zero talent when it comes to writing a good poem. So, my poem-appreciation skills are also limited. But, I understood your poem... I felt it... and I'm blown away by it.

Cassy is right... this is way better than a thousand Valentine cards or any flowers!

Oh, dear. The 3rd hub is gonna be much harder to write at this point. Take as much time as you need -- your hubs are worth the wait. And if you ever write mediocre hubs... we will love them (and you) just the same.

Take care my friend!

:) Allie


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

Oh You love Roses and I know you love Lilacs! There are things I could say here, but I will not embarrass you. Heeeh! You can be prejudiced all you want...with me, you now that. :) No, don't pressure me, I have to get it just right. Art takes time, --- and I dont mean Bad Company! Heheheh! He'll love reading that!

Hey it's Allie: Hello, my sweet friend from the sunny state. I am glad you like it. Really, you got goosebumps? Oh yes, you read the Encounters Hubs! Silly me! Yes, sometimes writing something you feel deeply about just becomes the inspiration. *Blushing here nearly* I love the subject matter so much! Heh! I will take a breather and start on my next poem...

Thankyou Allie. My two favorite ladies I am so happy to see your comments in sync and I love you guys so much! Allie, you are a ray of sunshine! I hope you are feeling better. I am blessed for having people like you in my life.

Thankyou everybody who has come and commented here for this. You are all very kind. : )


Bad_Company 6 years ago

Tis an Art to being Art ; )


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

Hello Bad_Company: Yes - it is an Art indeed. Heh! I knew it. I knew your ship was in the locality. It always is. One day I would love to see a hub about the Good Ship Imagination, mon ami! Heh! Thankyou! You will be seeing your link in my profile!


Bad_Company 6 years ago

Yer wish is my command, my 2nd Hub will be dedicated to you and twil be called The Good Ship, The Wild Imagination, right I am off to watch the woman of my life, the hot as hell Lily Rush, enjoy yer night girls, this time tomorrow night you will see that hub moi lil friend, hugs to you both, the Captain is off to get ratarsed xox


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

Oooh! That was so easy! Art, I am very much looking forward to seeing this! I was speaking my dreaming-consciousness aloud there. Thankyou Art. That is simply wonderful.

*thinks who the hell is Lily Rush?* Ok, I hope she is very hot. H'mm - if she is that hot, how come I have never heard of her? Heh! Never mind. I live a sheltered life, the life of a land lubber. We love your Hugs, Captain. *Us Girlies hug you back* Bet you like that. Enjoy your evening, Art. XOXOXOX


Bad_Company 6 years ago

The blonde detective out of Cold Case, loves those hugs, right am signin off xox


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fortunerep 6 years ago from North Carolina

Absolutely beautiful!!

dori


Bad_Company 6 years ago

Yer hub is written and dedicated to you x


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Yea this is absolutely beautiful and to think it’s just a warm up ;p Don’t be afraid to express something especially if it’s love. Don’t mind the people who won’t understand, they’re just insecure LOL

Wow back at you again! :) Thanks for liking it, that hub kinda caused a lil trouble to me eh.. and more in the future probably LOL but whatever I don’t care ;) XO


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

Hy Bad_company: Oh, I know her, yes. You have good taste! Thankyou for this! XX

Hy fortunerep: Thankyou dori, for this lovely comment!

Hy Art / Bad_Company! Hey! I have "been to the Mountain". What great Treasure I found! Oh wow! Can I say AWESOME?! I want every hubber reading this to check out Bad_Company's Hub on "The Good Ship Imagination" - it's biographically and humoristically and psychologically mind-blowing! Heh!

What a Dance! I love these Hub Pages! Thankyou again, moi friend. I will copy the "moi" bit from now on. LOL!

Hya blaise: there was a time when I was stupidly content to live unhappily inside that "shell". You are right, I have the ability to do it, I aced in poetry as a kid in school, but just never followed up. I never did a single poem till I met Cassy, my sweet dear loving woman, who is oh so amazing and wonderful. She brings that out in me. And Cassy has nurtured my soul and I trust her with it. And so much more.

Yes, I loved the hub you wrote, and would love you to do more like it. I understand that it is not easy to be public with some things. But you are the real deal - and you write so good. I wish good things for you, blaise, and don't mind the trouble. A girl can't help but be herself. A wise cheeky girl told me that. You rock.

XOXO ! : )


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The original Eman 6 years ago from london

Amazing poem you really took the meaning of love to another place and i enjoy reading it. check out my poems and let me know what you think and follow me too thanks


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

Hello to "The original Eman": Thankyou for your comments, yes I definitely wanted to do that, it reflects back on the subject. And yes, I will check out your poetry. I love poetry. Take care.


CabinGirl. 6 years ago

The Cabin Girl bows to a fellow Poet xx


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

Hello Cabin Girl: Why are you bending over like that? Ha! Thankyou for this, Cabin Girl. I look forward to seeing and reading your poetry, you sexy girl! x


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Alya rose 6 years ago from From beyond the reeds

Very warm and loving,this is a masterpiece.


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

Hello Alya rose: Thankyou for your glowing comment. I am delighted you like poetry. I will be writing more. I love to be inspired. Cassy and I are big fans of your hubs. I think you are well suited to Hub Pages. Take care my friend. : )


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figment 6 years ago from Texas

Just beautiful. I had to read it twice.


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

Hy figment: my, you have a nice name. Is it just my imagination? Heh! Thankyou for your nice comment. Twice! I am honoured in this case! I will check out your hubs too. Thankyou figment. :)


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Dee Dee MonSherie 6 years ago from Hollywood, California

Bon Jour, Astra...your poetry is so rich, multi-level images with phrases that stir the reader within! Your tree is so nuturing and loving, your lover so yielding and the intertwining of the two, brings inspiration of limbs co-mingling with limbs not only of wood but of flesh, scents in the nostrils, not only of pine and cedar wood, dogwood and cherry, but of the mystical mysterious fragrances of love. Thank you, your talent lives amist the highest of talents in our Hubworld!!!


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

Hy Dee Dee; whoa! This is really quite wonderful, this is so...gosh. I am lost for words. Ha! What a moving and lovely thing to say. I am simply overwhelmed by this comment. You can see inside my soul...You are right about my inspiration. Thankyou for these lovely words. I will treasure this comment forever! : )


Poppa Blues 6 years ago

Brilliant and quite musical with an easy tempo. Nicely done!


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

Hy Poppa Blues: thankyou for the wonderful comment. I value your writing ability and appreciate the words here from you. : )


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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

So romantic... touching... it made me cry. All I can say is "WOW"... this is one of the best piece of poetry I have ever read. It touched my soul much more than you can imagine. Thanks for sharing! =)


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

Hello DjBryle: I don't know what to say to this, I have never written anything that ever made someone cry (except one lady, she'll kill me for saying it). I am flattered that it touched you that way. Oh my. Thankyou for these words - this means a lot to me. :) I will be writing more poetry soon.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Strength, shelter, nurturing, protection, beauty...all this and more not only in trees but your wonderful intertwining of words and their meaning. Nicely done!


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

Hello Peggy: Oh what a lovely comment. Thank you for this. Yes, there is protection and nurturing and strength, you are right. And beauty and shelter... and more besides. Well, I was very inspired and moved but a person do write it. I am planning more. I have enjoyed your work, too Peggy. Thanks again.


georginaC 6 years ago from England

I love it. truely beautiful. x


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

Hy georginaC: Thank you for this. I am glad you love it, you made me smile! x


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

I've seen few poems with such movement and emotional impact, along with hope for a continuing nourishment and splendid future. Shel Siverstein gave a mesaure of that in his book "The Giving Tree", but the tree of your poem and it's/her world are much more. It also reminds me of Renaissance ballads. Your poem could be set to music.


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

Hy Patty: Aw, wow. Thank you for the nice comments! My friend Cassy said something like this when she realised it was about her, but she didn't say it as well as you did here. Heh! I must check out the Shel Siverstein book, as it sounds interesting to me. I have to check my Renaissance books for this and yes, people do say it has musical qualities. Inspiration and Love had a lot to do with this poem here. I appreciate your most kind comments. I will visit your hubs often. : )


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

so lovely and hmmm endearing, ah love, youre a poet, thank you it is sweet, Maita


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

Hy Maita: Thank you for the kind comment. That's what love means to me. That is nice of you to say that. :)


Miss Take 6 years ago

i am loving it, beautifully written


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

Hello Miss Take: Aw, thank you for this lovely comment. That made me smile. Glad you like it. : )


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

wonderful and rated this one up my dear Astra, I am always grateful to you my friend, Thank you and your comments to my Jovit baldvivino hub is awesome, made me cry and yes he also made me cry, thank you dear, HUGS and HUGS, Maita


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

Maita, can I say that Cassy was more affected than me? She's a big softie under it all. (She will murder me for saying it) I got so overwhelmed, I forgot to rate it or comment. I am not absent-minded. I love true talent stories. Your Jovit Baldivino hub is the best hub I have read in ages. I feel I am witnessing the beginning of what will be a fruitful life foe him and his family. He will bring them all luck, I hope. The video you put there says it all, really. Bless you, my friend. "Mabuhay!" :)


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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

hi astra,

very beautifully written and worded poems, ur words bring out exactly how you want us readers to feel your emotions. Thanks


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

Hello Sweetie: Thank you for this lovely comment. Well, you put it so very well in words here. Yes, I did - and Love is a great inspiration. But then so is the beautiful woman I wrote it for too... :)

Nice of you to visit. x


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Lovely, just lovely. I cannot write in rhyme (a topic I am currently working on, ironically) and I so admire those who do it without sounding 'sing-songy' or 'kitschy' in the process.


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

Hello lalesu: Thank you for your kind comment. I am glad you like the poetry. I admit that rhyming poetry is very tough and takes a long time for me to write rhyme. I left poetry after I left school and only took it up again recently. I missed it and I love it too. I will check out your hubs too.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Astra Nomik, I love trees there is something so perfect and safe about a tree, any tree as if I came from it. I don't know the complete magic of trees but I do know that they are. Thanks for this beautful expression you are an amazingly gifted writer. Peace :)


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

Hello katiem2: Thank you for the kind comments and yes, I love trees too: I am a Tree hugging girl myself! LOL! Trees are strong and safe and protective, and they were inspired by my fellow hubber Cheeky Girl. I think trees are magic too. (People think I was raised on a farm for saying things like this, but I wasn't!) I am glad you liked it. You'll be happy to know another poem is going up here very soon!


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alternate poet 6 years ago

Really nice poem, nice tree-like structure and compelling writing - thanks !


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

Hi alternate poet: I am glad you like the poem. Tree-like structure. Wow, you can say that again! Ha! I appreciate this. :)


TattoGuy 6 years ago

You and Cassy have a great weekend moi lil friends xox


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

Hey Art, your picture has changed to a woman. I know this face. Ha. You have a good weekend too, my wonderful Captain! XXX


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

Okay, you changed it. Ha! You are a funny man. You are doing that on purpose, so my comments on "my love is a tree" will have all crazy comments here. What will we do with you? :)


chasingcars 6 years ago

Snap! Snap! Snap! Excellent poetizing.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Enjoy yer weekend moi fav lil Poet ; ) xoxo


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

Hello chasingcars: I love your hub name. Thank you for the comments. That's nice of you. More poetry coming here soon.

Hello Art! Yes, I am enjoying my weekend. I hope you are okay and enjoying it too! I am off to read your hub on fighting depression. Mwah! XXX


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SummerSteward 6 years ago from Duluth MN

What was it you said about me? A writing wonder? HA! Takes one to know one! A beautiful, stunning poem. Actually one of the best I have read for sometime. Very much appreciate such a tender entrancing poem that you have shared. Your glad, enthused wonder eyed fan.


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SummerSteward 6 years ago from Duluth MN

Good, you should be! As am I of course. By the way... you totally confused me being Cathy in Cassys account. I caught on, no worries :) I figured Cassy was the inspiration, and am very very happy for you two.

As for being published, the end of the summer I am taking off in a pop-up camper and planning to bum around the country for a year or two. Have a family cabin in Az I may take over for months at a time. I plan on writing, a lot.. a books worth in fact. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

~wonder eyed fan


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

Hy Summer: Yes, you are a writing wonder. I want to read all your hubs. Yes, Cassy pointed me your way. I am hooked. I am very happy that you like the poem here. I am jealous of anyone who has the time to be able to just write all the time. I think I would spend mine writing poetry or just observations. I am very touched by the lovely comments I am getting for it. I need to write more poetry. Cassy is such a great source of inspiration to me...in so many ways...

Sorry for confusing you. I do that on occasion. I envy you for being able to go traveling around. Oh I want to go with you! LOL You are so lucky. No exams no homework, no tests, no hassle. Ok, I will keep all ten fingers crossed for you, Summer. LOL Don't get caught driving with fingers crossed that way. I wish you the very best of luck with the writing. But you will be lucky, you write beautifully. I am glad to be your fan. :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Just checking, how are you, take care, Maita


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Literature Fairy 6 years ago from England, UK.

Wow you have so many comments already, I think mine will just be pointless, but I have to echo chrissie123. Just Beautiful! X


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

Hello Maita, I am very well, I just bought a car. I hope life is good there for you, Maita. I need to have more hubs up here.

Hello Literature Fairy: This is my 2dn hub. I do have 2 more planned, and they are coming soon. Thank you for this.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

Love the poem, it helps that I have a tree affinity, I live amongst trees, a very wooded area and I love the solitude.

Your use of the tree metaphor made the poem most appealing... The affection one feels in love for another is rooted as the tree in the earth of life... Thanks for sharing...


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

Hi Ioua: thank you, I am glad you like the poem. I am a tree hugger myself. I love trees. Probably quite obvious from the poem. Heh. My inspiration is because of my affection, and a lot more besides. Than you for these beautiful comments. You are very kind. :)


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Check the bottom line of my Avril Lavigne Hub, enjoy xox


Beautiful trees 6 years ago

The dancing tree is beautiful', as is your description of her.


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

Hello Art! Thanks for this! Okay, I will check it out. :)

Hy Beautiful trees: I am glad you like the dancing tree. It was a strange discovery on some site and I just had to include it.


Avatargal 6 years ago

Beautiful poem, just beautiful


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

Hello Avatargal: interesting name you have. Thank you for the really nice comment. Bless you!


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epigramman 6 years ago

you write poetry like a fish in water - it just swims and swims and swims ......

small world too (irony here) I am also from another galaxy and not of this earth - you see I am a Martain and new to this planet. Would you care in joining me for a little world dominance - or at the very least - we can see what these humans have to offer!


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

Hi epigramman. This is a nice and unusual comment for me to get. The analogy is interesting. Fish, h'mm. The avatar is just from a film, (my favorite film) - I am from UK. I have no desire to dominate the world or anyone in it. Hub Pages is a world of its own, and it serves me as a wonderful community for my friends and I to post our hubs. People have so much to offer, don't you think? Thank you for the interesting views. I will check out your hub pages.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

This poem is so beautiful. I am looking forward to more, Astra! XX


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

Thanks Cassy. More on the way. XXX


kims3003 6 years ago

You truly have a gift and are very talented. I am glad to see all the support you have as every good writer needs good people backing them and cheering them on. You sound like a dear person and so very genuine - something so rarely found in others today. As one comment said you are the real deal and that you are.


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

Hi kims3003, I'm very flattered by your warm words. Thank you for saying that. And in some ways I know I need it, as my confidence can vary like North Atlantic weather. Trying hard not to blush now. I love the community in Hub Pages. I will check out your hubs also, kim.


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Back in here again ;) You brought me back to my rooftop again and it's so nice reading beautiful writings back again. This poem of yours fascinates me like Greek mythology fascinates me. ;) It's so beautiful. Rated it just now coz that feature wasnt available back then.. ^^,

XX


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

Hi Blaise, you are so sweet to tell me this. Now that you mention it, the feature was not there when I started on hub pages.

The greek reference you talk about is a little bit deliberate here. I am very much into mythology and legends and exotic history, back in the times when the rules were different when it came to self-expression. And it was a time when women were viewed a different way. I like bringing you back to your rooftop. It's a contemplative place where a person can find themselves and ponder the meaning of life and friendship.

I hope more people read your wonderful poetry, you are a diamond, blaise. I will be more active on the hubs from now on.

XOX


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Enigmatic Me 6 years ago from East Coast Canada

You've covered all of what it is to be steadily rooted in ones relationship. Well done.


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

Hi Enigmatic Me: what an interesting name you have here. Thank you for this. Well I am definitely "rooted" as you say. I appreciate the botanical reference. And it is so nice to be steadily rooted. I can't imagine anything better.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

Hi Astra, this is just a lovely, beautiful analogy. I love the whole poem, especially this:..."She took me in as broken – yet she made me whole again – Her lips are dew and Eldeweiss – Her blood is brandywine." Great descriptions, well done.

I thought you might like to read my poem about a woman's life:

http://hubpages.com/literature/Living-Tree


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

Hello brightforyou: I love getting input and feedback from hub writers, and especially poets. You really liked this poem. Yes, the lines you quoted took me a long time to write, and I don't always rhyme them exactly with each other. And the flowers and herbs and images are carefully chosen. (Sometimes I feel like a cook writing poetry.)

I will certainly read your poetry. Thanks for asking me. The tree title got my attention. Take care.


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

Cathy, I'm so glad Cassy mentioned this poem to me and said it was about her. It was unbelievable!! In an incredible good kind of way! I'm so happy that I did not read this before and read your other work first, then Cathy's encounter story about you, then this because it made it even that much better of an experience. Not that it's not totally awesome on it's own but I feel like after reading your work then the encounter part 1, 2, and 3 I was able to get a feel of how you both are people as individuals and this poem totally shows that as well. It was great and I enjoyed reading it so much. You described her how I pictured...her strength, her heart, how she protects, it was so beautiful. Your writing is really incredible. This has to be one of the best poems I have read. Great work!! Jess


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

Hi Jess. Oh you are visiting from Cassy's "Encounters" hubs. You read them in the right order, though it doesn't really matter about the order, I am so glad you read them. Gosh, I am very happy. The Three hubs Cathy wrote tell how we met each other (I kind of cringed a bit when I saw them first, but I am okay now. Ha.) And the poem here is pretty directly related to this, Jess. Well, I am amazed at the reaction to it all. And I really need to say thanks for being so supportive and telling me this.

Well, now you know. And yes, Cassy is very protective and she looks out for me. Only Cassy could ever be Cassy. She is a strong-minded person. She loves this poem. Aw, one of the best...really? (Blushes) Okay, I am seriously smiling like crazy now. Lol. I wish I wrote as many hubs as she did. Jess, I love your comments here, you have made me very happy today. You are an awesome person for saying this. Thank you. Have a really great day today, and all the days. :D

P.s, that's my portrait below the comments box. :)


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@MagicBoy 6 years ago from Qatar

Hello Cathy, this is such a lovely poem filled with your love for Cassy, I could relate your quotes to the 'Encounters' mentioned in Cassy's hubs..I love the way you have expressed your love and affection towards her in the form of a Tree, even I has thoughts of referring a Tree in my next hub..you both are such beautiful women and I wish you stay happy and joyful always..sending your way a silent prayer..Cheers..


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

Hi @MagicBoy: it is nice to get your comments here today. I am about to publish another poem Hub. Oh, you read the "Encounters" hubs written by Cheeky Girl? That's great, as they make sense of everything in the poem you just read here. In a way, this poem "My Love she is a Tree" is from my side of things. It's also my first Hub Poem on Hub Pages.

H'mm, well, how I expressed it is simple romantic analogy of her as a tree. Ha. I know it's a tree, but believe me, it is also her too. It's most of her best qualities. I wished it could be more, but it got long on me, as poems go. Lots of my poetry is about Cassy. Though the meaning might also be analogous to other people I know in life too. I have some truly wonderful friends. There are some very loving people in this beautiful world.

(Almost blushes) Oh, you are flattering here big time now. But thanks for the kind words too, kind sir. Lol.

I will make a point now to check out your hubs and the forthcoming hub with the "tree" reference. I love trees. Lol. Thank you for the kind thoughts, blessings to you also today. :)


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PhotoTljn7 6 years ago from United States

Such a beautiful poem! I love the photo of the tree... awesome!


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

Hi, thank you for the comments. I am glad you like the poem. As for the tree, I found it on Google Search, and just had to include it in the hub, it was meant to be in it. :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful is not enough to describe this poem.So, so, goog and the picrures. Amazing. Thank you.


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

Hi again Dim: oh thank you for this, this was my first ever poem in hub pages, and only my 2nd hub. Coming from yo this is high praise indeed. Many people commented on the pictures too, I try to be different with my poetry. And it comes from the heart, which is the best place to write from. Take care, Dim. I will be reading more of your hubs this weekend.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..please please please (I know I sound like James Brown - lol lol) but keep on keeping writing - and I will grow with you as old as the tree which stands so proudly in my front yard .... a weeping willow and yes it's still growing ..like your writing!!!!!


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brandonfan 6 years ago from Mid West

Words can't even describe how amazing this poem was Astra! I love love loved it! Thank you SO much for posting, and sharing this one! Wow!!!


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

Hi Epigramman: I am so happy that you like this poetry hub. Our comments mean a lot here. I have a very great fondness for trees, as you can probably tell. And it is as much a tribute in my own personal way to trees as it is a tribute to Cassy. Love your visits to my hubs, Colin. Thank you.

Hi brandofan: thank you for these nice comments. It's wonderful to see people really enjoying my poetry here. I appreciate it. Thank you brandofan.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Beautiful, Astra Nomik. Really beautiful.And that tree really interesting. vote up and beautiful. Is that your face bellow this comment capsule? You are really beautiful!


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

Hi Freya: thanks for the really lovely comments for my poem here. Yes, this Tree is getting a lot of people's interest. It's really about a person, naturally. I appreciate the vote, many thanks! Oh yes, that is me in the photo below the hub comments. Aw, that is sweet, Freya. Now I am happy seeing this here. :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Hi Cathy, simply love this poem ... sorry thought I had told you before. I also so love trees, they are beautiful and seem to minds of their own. Definitely voted up.


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

Hi acaetnna: your smiling face here tells me you loved "My Love she is a Tree". Thank you for saying that. It seems everyone loves trees. I think that is just great. So do I. Ha. No sorry's are needed. You're fine.

Trees definitely have a presence and sense of life to them that is almost mystical and beyond us. But so worth exploring, even if it's just to make a tree-related poem, as I did here. Thanks for the voting up. You rock. :)

(ps, another poem going up today.)


Christy Zutautas 6 years ago

Very beautiful poem!


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

Hi Christy, thank you for the lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed it. Feel free to read my others if you like, as I have only a small amount of hubs. I need to add more poems!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Wonderful metaphor, just beautiful expression of love!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Fossillady: what an interesting name. You look too young to have such a name. Heh. Yes, this is my first ever love poem-cum-tribute to Cheeky Girl (Cassy). It speaks for itself. Aw, that is so sweet. :) Thank you. Love is amazing. Have a nice weekend. Take care.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

aww beautiful. i want someone to write poems like this for me!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nikki, oh you would like poems like this, haw? Wow. That sounds like a request there. LOL. Thank you for the nice comment. :)


Christy Zutautas 5 years ago

Very beautiful poem, I can see that you are an extremely talented poet, I can't wait to browse through more of your hubs:)


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Christy, thank you for this comment. Poetry is my passion. I would love to get your opinion on my other poems here. There are not that many hubs anyway. :)


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

Amazing, I love the feel and the movement of this poem as it progresses as you part, the struggle of taking your eyes of it.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ::WOW!!!

EXCELLENCE


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Leptirela, wow you are really getting into my poetry a lot today. I am so happy you are enjoying them. LOL. You deserve a prize for reading all these. Well, it is no secret this poem is about Cassy. The tree is a metaphor, obviously. She laughed at my photos too, the dancing tree picture is a hoot. Take care, my friend.


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Emily40 5 years ago

Beautiful poem! you're an amazing writer..keep it up!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Emily40: thank you for the lovely comment. It's great to get new fans who love my poetry. Feel free to check out my other poems if you like. :)


JadedLove 5 years ago

I think you went right past an attempt and nailed this one home. Beautifully worded and the image i feel inside is divine. Up and beautiful

Johnny Love


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi JadedLove: it's nice of you to say this...to be honest I have been writing poetry for many years. This poem was my first one to post up on Hub Pages. I tend to take my time getting a poem as good as I can before letting anyone read the poem. Nailed it home, wow...I am so grateful for the comments here. The image of the tree and the person, it came easily as I love trees too. Ha. Thank you for the kind comments, Johnny.


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Mamadrama 4 years ago from Upstate NY

Cathy, this is beautiful and a wonderful description of Cassy. It is an amazing love to find someone that can be tender and strong, and be there for you unconditionally. Your love for Cassy is always there for the world to see and it is beautiful and inspiring.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Andreea, if you met her you would understand even more. LOL. Cassy is a strange miracle that somehow happened to me. And she has a nick name with her BFFs as Cheeky Girl. Both Cassy and Fehl (Blaise25 on Hub Pages) are two people so close to me now. Love is beautiful when it feels like this. Thank you for your kind words and nice comments. Yes, everyone seems to say that... about the love being beautiful and inspiring... It is just honest. And it is very real.

Have a sweet day, Andreea. Your new website is impressive and I love what you've done with the place. Hehehe... :)


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hi friend 4 years ago from India

very nice


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you for that. :)


hi friends 4 years ago

nice. stay well


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thanks you. :)


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

We are of similar intent Cathy... Your tree is as worthy of tribute in great words, as mine... I am amazed at how similar our works are, yet our trees are unrelated! This is a beautiful poem and so perfect a platform for a 'sapling' to develop and grow so unbroken and wise! Always admired your talent... poetry like this endorses every reason why... "Wow!!" Take care Tree! PD


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi pearldiver, thank you for this. Um, yes they are similar. That's trees for you. LOL. It's based on my relationship with another well known hubber from Hub Pages. And it is biographical in a way. It's one of my tributes to her. Trees are strong and impervious to the elements. I got that feeling with your hub too. You are a great writer, and I respect you and your work.

Have a great day, Pearldiver. :)


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

That was a very nice tribute, again you make the words dance on the paper. I actually just wrote my first Hub Pages poem called Lucifer's question. I hope that my poetry is up to speed with many of the writer's on this site.


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Astra Nomik 2 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you joedolphin88 for reading the poem here. Yes, it is a tribute for a very special and amazing person. This is my first ever rhyming poem on HubPages. It got a lot of views, and it still gets plenty of reads. Thank you for checking out this hub, and my other poems.

Have a sweet day. :)

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