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The Delight of the Orange Trees

I am an new writer who enjoys expressing my thoughts through poetry, sharing travel experiences and more.

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I knew this Spanish city had these trees

The sight of which would be sure to please

I did not see them that first day

But I had forgot to look for them anyway

As there were amazing views all over the city

The charm of the people, and buildings pretty

The next day they seemed to jump out to me

The trees with oranges I had longed to see

They made my heart skip a beat

They grow so beautiful, bright and sweet

The gorgeous orange trees of Seville

Seeming them in person was quite a thrill

© 2020 Nella DiCarlo

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 30, 2020:

Nella,

I don't remember those trees, but i didnt visit Seville.

They sound wonderful.

Nice write.

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on January 30, 2020:

Thank you Faith!!

Faith Cruz from Bulacan, Philippines on January 29, 2020:

Hi Nella!! it's so great to read your poem full of genuine thoughts. I have felt how beautiful the City of Seville is with Orange trees.

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on January 29, 2020:

Thanks Liz, yes it was a bit of a childlike wonder I had in seeing them.

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on January 29, 2020:

Those trees sound lovely Bushra, thank you!

Cesar on January 29, 2020:

Lovely poem Nell!

Looking forward to your next submission!!

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on January 29, 2020:

Nice poem! It reminded me of a line from Walter de la Mare's 'Tartary': 'Bird-loving citron trees'. I used to have a lime tree in my little garden: it dearly loved birds and let them build their nests in it, while the neighborhood cats would use it like a staircase, daintily stepping on its thorny branches to reach the top of the wall near it. We have citrus fruit trees here in the Punjab, too, and they present a striking sight when they bear fruit, orange dots on a green background. But for loveliness, you can't beat the rose apple tree: each of its pale pink pear-shaped fruit dangles like a Christmas ornament from the branches of the tree.

Liz Westwood from UK on January 28, 2020:

They certainly are. Seville is one of our favourite cities. I remember our youngest daughter being fascinated by the sight of an orange tree on her first trip to Spain. Until then she had only seen oranges in shops in the UK, never on a tree.