Birch Tree - A New Beginning

Updated on June 5, 2020
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Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

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The birch tree

draped in silver moonlight

bereft of leaves

stripped of life

snatched by winter's cold

standing naked

yet holding its own

a bold display of silver-white

glowing in the moonlight

the birch tree

waits for spring

to breathe life into its limbs


The birch tree

born again

with the soft touch of green

basking in the gentle sun

all the time dreaming

of midsummer

to burst forth into blooms

with the promise of young ones

growing with the spirit

of a birch tree

© 2020 Nithya Venkat

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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 weeks ago from Dubai

      Thank you Rajan.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 weeks ago

      Beautiful poem and the photo fits it to a T. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 weeks ago from Dubai

      Thank you Audrey. Take care and be safe my friend.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Wonderful poem! I have always been attracted to birch trees. A beautiful painting with words.

      Thank you, my friend and please stay safe.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Brenda for your many visits, lovely comments and shares. Thank you for your support, much appreciated.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you sowspeaks, I happy you felt that way.

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      sowspeaks 

      2 months ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Nithya, for a few minutes I felt one with the birch tree. Gentle yet powerful. Poignant Nithya.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Nithya, you're welcomed. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Miebakagh I am happy that you are at home with palm trees. Thank you for your visit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Yes, Brenda, the birch tree could tell us a few stories. Thank you for your visit.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      3 months ago from Washington Court House

      Nithya,

      Wonderful job depicting this tree with your words.

      I have often wondered what keeps it going after duch a brutal, cold winter.

      I imagine this birch tree could tell us a few stories.

      Have a great day

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Vellur, I have never seen the birch tree. But the beauty and interest generated by the poem is awaresome. A person here lately commented that she's at home with the palm tree. So am I. In the tropics, winter as seen in European countries is rare. Many thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      I agree these trees are among the true beauty of nature. Thank you for your visit Devika.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I loved your poem. I really love birch trees but in my life now I only see palm trees.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Birch trees are among the true beauty of nature. Your poem says it all here.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      The birch is my favorite too Genna. Thank you for your visit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Dora.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Linda.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem is lovely, Nithya, and so is the photo. They match perfectly.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Yet holding its own." That's inspiring and a helpful lesson in endurance from the birch. Thank you.

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      Genna East 

      3 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The Birch has always been one of my favorites...your lovely poem describes it beautifully.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you FlourishAnyway.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 months ago from USA

      Beautiful poem about a bold and gorgeous tree

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Verlie Burroughs. The birch tree is a symbol of hope and regeneration.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Oh yes, when the birch tree blooms it looks as though it is so happy and welcoming. Thank you for your visit Miebakagh Fiberesima.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Ann. It must have been a wonderful experience to see the birches when they shimmered and rustled.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Lorna.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Eric. You made my day!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Ruby, I am thrilled with summer too!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Peggy. Birches are one of mother nature's beautiful creations.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Billy. Birches are beautiful!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Pavlo Badovskyi

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Liz.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Chitrangada.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Well expressed poem. It beautifully brings out the different stages of transformation, of the trees. The falling of leaves, and the coming of new leaves, a natural process, due to the change of seasons, is weaved well in your poem.

      Excellent—Thank you for sharing.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      I agreed. Thanks.

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      With your carefully chosen words you paint a clear picture of the birch tree in winter and spring.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      3 months ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Lovely. Really nice poem.

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      Billybuc 

      3 months ago

      What a lovely poem to begin my day with. I love birch trees, and you obviously do too. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Your lovely poem did justice to the beauty of birch trees. I have always admired their appearance.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I really do not know if I've ever noticed a birch tree before, but I will now, this is a beautiful poetic piece and the picture adds so much to the words chosen. I am thrilled that Summer has arrived.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I really like Birch Trees. And this poem does them justice. Essence is you hallmark.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      A wonderful poem Nithya capturing the essence of the birch tree throughout the seasons. Beautiful photo.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 months ago from SW England

      I love the silver bark of birch trees and the leaves which have a silver underside. We had a silver birch in a previous garden; when there was a breeze it shimmered and rustled - so beautiful!

      Lovely verse which captures it all, with the rebirth of all those qualities. Great poem, Nithya!

      Ann

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Vellur, such is life. It never cease. It decay, but decay according to nature is hibernation. Then at the right time it burst forth with laughter! Thanks for sharing.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      3 months ago from Canada

      Lovely poem of the Birch tree, brimming with beauty in every season. Nice work with the alliteration, gives it a good flow.

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