Healing Green

Healing Green

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Boating muses)

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Give praise to all in colours green
that in full glory line the banks.
Give thanks to all those willow trees
which cascade gently dip their tips
into the water's cooling flow.

And to the upright rowan tree
whose leaves provide a canopy
that overhangs the river's rim,
where cows retreat in summer heat
to bathe and drink in welcome shade.

From deepest, darkest scented pine
to hues of happy hooker green
and tints that show a hint of sun,
each one harmonic full of life
a slice of nature's giving grace.

Onwards as I pass by meadows
their grasses fresh and newly mown,
I can not fail to comprehend
that green's a gift that heaven sent
which speaks contentment lifts low mood.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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"happy hooker green" i love that phrase...
this is really peaceful....and two things gave me reminders...the cows remind me of Vermont, my favorite times there with the cows, milking them and running through the pastures. But also willow trees....when i was a kid, our neighbor had a willow tree in his back yard...he gave my dad a branch from it and my dad planted it...the neighbor's tree died...our tree grew up over the roof of their garage...irony eh?

you really capture a snapshot with your words, Chris.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks Jacob for sharing your memories. I love the story about your neighbour's willow tree. T.. read more



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What a lovely piece of poetry here..green is such a soothing shade ..a healing color ..easy on the eyes and .emits a feeling of serenity..
Nice Work..

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Dear Fran marie, thank you so much for your visit. Your thoughts much appreciated.

Ch.. read more
  Fran Marie

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you're welcome
This reminds me of driving thru my home state Pennsylvania countryside. The dichotome of me... I spent my younger years living in the country and my teens living in the city but after my parents divorced when I was young I would make the trek to and from the city every week. The contrast was so stark back then, I would live in this lush green farm land and drive into the bustling smokey industrial city where sunlight was often a diffused sheen and the struggling trees weeped out a bit of choking chlorophyll:) accentuated by the ebbs and flows of the seasons this created a rather surreal reality in my cracked bunny brains development. Lovely lines look what you made me do again more bunny babble

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Christine Anne Shaw

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I love your bunny babble and where my lines took you. I was born in the city of London, lived there .. read more
Hi Maureen, Excellent rhythms and cadence in this one. I also enjoyed the word play and diverse images. Nicely done. Also: Great picture of you. You look like a happy go lucky person. Have a wonderful day. Earl

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Dear Earl thank you so much for all those compliments. New avatar photo and my lines, truly apprecia.. read more
Earl Schumacker

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Hii Chris, I don't know Maureen. Sorry about that. I did not sleep last night and I don't know wh.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

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No problem Earl. I hope you sleep well tonight. Last night was too humid here and I tossed and turne.. read more

what better place to catch those many shaded greens than from a river, or a cafe maybe.. a deceptively deep & decidedly peaceful and picturesque bit o poetry you have posted here. Postcard perfect.

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks Neville. Wonderful views of green as we glide upstream in the peace and quiet. All good .. read more
Really liked this piece, the title made me think of cannabis lol

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks for your visit. I don't mind that the title made you think of cannabis :) That's a plan.. read more
Healing green and healing poetry !
You surely captured very detail and described every corner with harmonic words *-*
I cannot put into words how beautiful your poem is
I love it *-*

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Your review makes me smile Black Jess. Thank you so much for your visit.

Chris
Black Jess

1 Week Ago

just like you made me smile yesterday xD
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you :)
yes indeed! green is a gift. i live in a small town where green and trees are everywhere, which is a bless. unfortunately, not all people appreciate it as they should... well written

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Amanda, pleased you enjoy the green as much as I do. It is a gift without doubt.
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This defiantly shows how much you love and appreciate nature. I can feel the passion and depth in this. I can see what peace nature brings you. I enjoyed the read

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you cimmy. Nature is a healer you know. Get out and appreciate the green. It elevates the spir.. read more
cimmy wuv xxxooo

1 Week Ago

I will keep that in mind :)
love your environmentalist musings, my sentiments too.
i particularly love these 2 lines ...
"that green's a gift that heaven sent
which speaks contentment lifts low mood."

a lovely poem !

cheerio from 'greenie' carola

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THis is interesting to me. As you know I favor rhythm and rhyme. However the rhythm of this peace is enough to carry it to the end. I thought it sweet and a gentle musing of a fertile mind

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks Tate. Good to see you. Pleased you found some peace and some rhythm in these lines. I li.. read more

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