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Red Maple

Updated on July 29, 2015
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ocfireflies is a retired teacher. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in English/Secondary Education.

My Red Maple

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In my yard a Red Maple grows

Between where the Frasier Firs go

A Merlot, or perhaps Cabernet

Way the light hits, or time of day,

Never seen from far, far away.


Once only branches: no flames that glowed

I waited and waited days ago

Now full of the reddish of leaves

A Red Maple


Wrestle with the Fir Frasier show

Press up against the lattice rows

Whisper your secrets as you sway

Curious as to what you’d say

In my yard this much I do know

A Red Maple

© 2013 ocfireflies

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      First year in a long time my Japanese Maple has done so well

      I get excited over those things

      thus a poem I must write

      a story I must tell

      Thanks Fossillady!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      A lovely poem for us to adore

      where the red maple grows evermore

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Eddy,

      Thanks for your vote and for stopping by. And yes, a toast to more to come.

      Kim

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem and voted up without a doubt.

      Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy,

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      tobusiness and Audrey,

      Thanks for your kind comments and support.

      Much Appreciated,

      Kim

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Beautiful piece! My favorite line--

      Whisper your secrets as you sway

      Curious as to what you’d say

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Kim, another beautiful poem, I love your unique style....I also love my red Maple, just a bit smaller than yours :).

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      billybuc,

      Thank you for your kind words and advice. I am enjoying my HP experience.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I like the flow of this poem....it is unique and I say that after reading thousands of poems here on HP. Keep up the great work....get known in the community...comment on other hubs....it takes time but this is a great community and they will embrace your work.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Mhatter99,

      That means a lot coming from you. I am enjoying trying out new forms.

      Kim

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Nicely done. congratulation on a great poem.