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The Fruit Tree

Retired counselor, 341 short stories published by FSU. I have 4 sons, love sharing photography, writing, love travel, sunshine, sea & Grace.


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 ever 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.


Helen Lewis 2009

© 2009 Helen Lewis

Comments

Eiddwen from Wales on March 23, 2011:

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.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on August 09, 2010:

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!

Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on August 08, 2010:

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.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 04, 2010:

Thank you Debby - have a great day!

Debby Bruck on January 04, 2010:

lovely words to wake up by...

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 04, 2010:

Thank you for your kind comments!

Tony McGregor from South Africa on January 03, 2010:

Nice work!

Love and peace

Tony

Writer Rider on January 03, 2010:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 03, 2010:

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

logic,commonsense on January 03, 2010:

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!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 02, 2010:

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..

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 02, 2010:

Very nice poetry.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 02, 2010:

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

lxxy from Beneath, Between, Beyond on January 02, 2010:

Beautiful.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 31, 2009:

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!

petermdhart from Cornwall, UK on December 31, 2009:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 31, 2009:

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!

ehern33 on December 31, 2009:

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!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 31, 2009:

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

Rose West from Michigan on December 31, 2009:

Good poetry! Thanks for sharing!

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