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The Fruit Tree

Updated on August 9, 2015


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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      Eiddwen 7 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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      Helen Lewis 7 years ago from Florida

      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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      Cathy Nerujen 7 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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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Debby - have a great day!

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      Debby Bruck 8 years ago

      lovely words to wake up by...

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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for your kind comments!

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      Tony McGregor 8 years ago from South Africa

      Nice work!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Writer Rider 8 years ago

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

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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

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

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      logic,commonsense 8 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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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

      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..

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Very nice poetry.

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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

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

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      lxxy 8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Beautiful.

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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

      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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      petermdhart 8 years ago from Cornwall, UK

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

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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

      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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      ehern33 8 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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      Helen Lewis 8 years ago from Florida

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

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Good poetry! Thanks for sharing!

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