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The Legacy of the Mimosa Tree

Updated on April 21, 2013

The Legacy of the Mimosa Tree

She bursts on to the scene at the first sign of spring. Opening her arms wide, shaking the darkness of her past being.

Her glory days have come, basking lovingly under the sun.

The birds perch happily under the boughs of her billowy breast, and the young ones nest within her brilliant willowed crest.

The bees drink of her nectar, sweet and pungent, a magnificent organic brew, ensuring her legacy, delivered within a breathtaking morning dew.

She remains stalwart and tenacious, standing the very test of time, while providing aesthetic eye candy and query for the ardently literate and sublime.

You may say, “Much ado about nothing,” but to me, the mimosa stands

as a testament of what is native and free, and it was the most cherished and beloved-- what is left of my beautiful Nana, Lee.

(C) Copyright 2013 Robin Grosswirth


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    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    BlossonSB Thank you for taking the time to read this. Forgive me for my tardiness in responding. Yes, Nana was as lush and vibrant as this tree she so loved.

    Gypsy Rose Lee Again, forgive me. And yes, this is a testament to her beauty and vitality.

    jhamann A favorite of mine too as you can see why. Sorry this comes late.

    Sueswan Thank you for coining my words. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks all for your readership.

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    5 years ago

    Hi Robin,

    "The bees drink of her nectar, sweet and pungent, a magnificent organic brew, ensuring her legacy, delivered within a breathtaking morning dew."

    A beautiful tribute to your Nana Lee.

    Voted up +++ and sharing

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    5 years ago from Reno NV

    A great poem about one of my favorite trees. Jamie

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Lovely tribute to your Nana and the mimosa is a most wonderful tree. Enjoyed.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

    5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    A lovely poem with the mimosa tree as a metaphor for your Nana.

  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    breakfastpop Thank you for the warm review.

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    5 years ago

    I have tears in my eyes. Voted up, beautiful and oh so awesome.

  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    whonunuwho Thank you for your lovely commentary.

    Rosemary50 Thank you for your lovely response.

    Vellur Thank you for the compliments.

    Mhatter99 Thank you for the homage and compliment.

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    Martin Kloess 

    5 years ago from San Francisco

    Truly a beautiful tree, you did it honor.

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    Nithya Venkat 

    5 years ago from Dubai

    A lovely write and a great poem.

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    Rosemary Sadler 

    5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    A lovely tribute both to your nana and the mimosa tree.

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    5 years ago from United States

    A nice tribute that you shared. whonu


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