Under the old cherry tree

Under the old cherry tree

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees. Pablo Neruda

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High in the sky

white lines write

direction into the blue.

 

Sounds glide along

here and there

passing around me.

 

A swallow flies by

and away again

out of the stables

of my neighbour.

 

Stayed with me at home

kitty cat is purring

cosily at my feet.

 

The sun draws with shadow

an old cherry tree

on the new-mown grass.

 

And me, I’m daydreaming about the past

about the time his boughs

still carried cherries.

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

© 2014 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


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Beautiful poem with a dreamy scene.. Liked it..!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

6 Years Ago

Thank you Noor for taking time to read it and for you kind words. Glad you liked it. :)
Rudi
Your poems are so peaceful and beautiful.
You describe nature's beauty in such an enchanting and creative way! And put up something full of emotions in it.
I loved the last paragraph. Great job :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much, glad you like my poems about nature. :)

Rudi
Your poems always brings me to a happy place.. wonderful!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

6 Years Ago

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. :)
Rudi
I agree with Delmar. It is very pretty but....the last stanza is by far the best because, I think, it is personal, emotional. Good job, Rudi.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

6 Years Ago

Thank you also Chris, for taking time to read my poem. Glad you liked it. :)
Rudi
To me, it was all pretty but the last stanza was the poetry. Well done again.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

a classic poetry

using the translator this is a pretty word very unlike the English 'minou ronronne' ....ronronne, means purring? very different! (if the translator is correct)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

6 Years Ago

Thank you. I found in Cambridge Dictionaries: to purr: to make a quiet, continuous, soft sound:
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Added on November 18, 2014
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Tags: tree, cherry, sun, cat, swallow, sounds, white, blue, sky

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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