The Faithful Oak

The Faithful Oak

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves
"

A Lament

"
I planted out an oak tree
One hundred years ago;
I saw her fed and watered,
I watched her lithely grow.
I watched her through the winter wild
Frosted, frore and dark.
I watched her as the summer sunburn
Baked her golden bark.

My friend the ardent oak tree
Drew me by the hand;
Her strength an inspiration,
She taught me how to stand.
Amidst the savage blizzard
She learned to bow and bend;
Resisting stormful battles,
Triumphant in the end.

Now an aged oak tree,
Her wisdom with me resting,
She, towering tall, majestic
Withstanding nature's testing.
Her arms suffuse, embracing,
She beckoned me with pride;
I laid me down within her shroud
And neath her sanctum died.



© 2022 Alan S Jeeves


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

very heartfelt poetic words on trees, alan.
i was anticipating a different ending, where the tree died from chopping down.
i couldn't think of a more tranquil place to leave this world.
cheerio carola

Posted 4 Months Ago


Alan S Jeeves

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing Carola. I appreciate your words.

Kind regards, Al.. read more
Nicely rhymed piece with a good message. Nature persists while we pass on. Even with all our media and science, we can still learn from Mother N.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Alan S Jeeves

4 Months Ago

We sure can john, trees are a good place to be when thinking has to be done, you are never alone wit.. read more
I think that I shall never see... there's hardly a better example of life to aspire to than a tree, I think. Marvelous words, my friend. There's a tree I planted nearly sixty years ago that I go by to see occasionally. (It's looking better than me)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan S Jeeves

4 Months Ago

If you think, Samuel, that your tree has forgotten you in a mere 60 years you are mistaken. Trees, a.. read more
I have an affinity with trees Alan so this poem speaks to me. I liked the sentiment expressed. As usual your pen works wonders with its rhyme and meter. Good morning to you. Have a happy Friday.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan S Jeeves

4 Months Ago

Hi Chris. I already knew you liked trees. I have writ many spoonfuls of poems about them. (I used to.. read more

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

70 Views
4 Reviews
Rating
Added on July 15, 2022
Last Updated on July 15, 2022
Tags: oak tree, blizzard, sanctum

Author

Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



About
I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..