Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Mighty Spruce

I wrote this for a
Gardening Group
that I belong to..
and thought I would share it here...
It looks like
January
to me!
The spruce stands in full glory,
A pretty sight to see.
As daybreak catches glimpses,
Of the snow upon this tree.

He lifts his boughs to Heaven,
To give glory and full praise.
He stands in solid tribute,
To the Maker all his days.

He shelters every bird's nest,
He guards it; standing green.
And he beckons to the bunnies
As they hide & remain unseen.

He will stand there oh-so-proudly,
If we will let him grow.
For he's living just as we are
And this is what I know.

A man with all his knowledge,
Cannot create a tree.
He can only guard & keep it,
For the gift of life is free.

Poem by: Nana Diana
Picture by: Marilyn/Enchanted Gardens

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14 comments:

Karen said...

This is beautiful!... you're a poet and I didn't know it! I love evergreens, too... first year with an artificial tree and I felt like there was something missing, yet I didn't kill a tree. Silly, I know :-)

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful!

Jane
Flora Doora

Tete said...

Love your poetry! I hope you post more this year. I love how God made housing and shelter for the animals so pretty. I think I shall plant a spruce this year.
Hugs- Tete

Michelle said...

Wow Diana, That is a lovely tree! Just another skill to add to your resume, poet! lol. Have a great day.
xoxo

Rebecca said...

Happy New my sweet, sweet friend. What a blessings you are to me! I've loved reading your bloggie this past year and looking forward to even more of your graceful ways and sharing my heart with you.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is very good Diana!
You need to do a book of poems, you have the talent!
Stay warm, it's bitter cold over on this side of the state!
And go Packers, win today! So my hubby isn't depressed all week long.
Hugs,
Cindy

AnonyaMouse said...

You have so many talents, dear friend, and every one of them, you do well.
I posted on this earlier, but I see it disappeared before it stuck.
Love ya
AnonyaMouse

Laura said...

How beautiful.
You need to submit this Miss Priss!
You have been such a joy for me this year-
thank you, thank you, thank you-

Laura
White Spray Paint

OK fess up-
you're good at gardening, aren't you?

Donna said...

Wow, that is beautiful, Diana! I didn't know that you were a poet! You will have to share more with us! All of our snow has melted. The past several days it reached almost 50 degrees, a real heat wave! But today is super cold!

LDH said...

Love the poem and the photo! Lovely, Diana!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Another wonderful poem! You must print all of these and keep them together for your grandchildren. Next Christmas you can have your poems printed into book form and give each grandchild a book of your poetry! You are so talented.
It has been such a pleasure finding your blog and reading all your fantastic posts. I smile and giggle and love them. Thank you so much.

kerrie said...

You cracked me up. giggle giggle. Now thats a thought to sew a little pocket inside my bra! My daugther Grace just got one of those teenie tiny ipods(the size of a wheat thin)and I told her she should keep it inside her bra, rather than her pocket, so she won't lose it. She does too!!! Happy New Year sweetie. ox`kerrie

Dixie said...

I loved the poem Diana!

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