Monday, March 24, 2014

Redbud tree knows

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Redbud tree knows 

Blooming redbud tree knows
Is the redbud tree wise?
She stands on guard always
Morning and afternoon
Day and night, all she sees 

By the roadside she's seen
Both injury and death
Timid drivers are some
Others elderly be
Teenagers at the wheel 

With ears no human knows
She hears secrets untold
Gossip flows--couples walk
Anger and disrespect
Things we don't want to know 

On this tree weather's hard
Snow on these blossoms pink
No complaining we hear
She tells not what she sees
Spring's delight for our eyes

Is the redbud tree wise?
Really doesn't matter
We love her anyway
Beautiful tree we see
Her beauty will prevail

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Photo and Poem Copyright, ©  2014, Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

I'm linked today with Kerry at the Real Toads, Open Link Monday

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10 Comments:

At Monday, March 24, 2014 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

That must be a beautiful sight to see - not one I am familiar with - and surely a promise of Spring?

 
At Monday, March 24, 2014 1:51:00 PM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

So gorgeous! We have no redbuds here in the Sonora
Desert, so really appreciate when someone else can and does.

 
At Monday, March 24, 2014 4:17:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Yes, it is a very beautiful tree, Dr Jim :)

 
At Monday, March 24, 2014 6:34:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

They hold lots of secrets like benches in the park. They are beautiful trees, yes! Great write Dr Jim!

Hank

 
At Monday, March 24, 2014 7:20:00 PM, Blogger Judy SheldonWalker said...

Nature is living, breathing so why not thinking?

 
At Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:56:00 AM, Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

How lovely, Jim. We have an ornamental crabapple tree that blossoms widely pink in the month of May, and the blossoms become food for the deer when snow is deep and winter is hard. I think trees are very wise.
K

 
At Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:21:00 AM, OpenID blueoran said...

Thanks for the ode. It's wonderful there are things in this world so grand a beautiful and other than us.

 
At Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:47:00 PM, Blogger jo-hanna said...

Oh Jim, this is lovely. I have a real soft spot for that tree, which we call Judas Tree for some reasom. The peashaped flowers springing from the trunk always make me smile and I am thankful to have one in my garden.I certainly deserves your Ode.

 
At Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:48:00 PM, Blogger jo-hanna said...

Make that 'It' rather than 'I'
Don't think that I deserve an Ode :-)

 
At Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:43:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Beauty and silence - they don't usually go together :)

 

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