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

1 Month Ago

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



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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 Month 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 Month 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 Month Ago

Many thanks Tate. Good to see you. Pleased you found some peace and some rhythm in these lines. I li.. read more
ahhh, you're speaking my language. god-given, serene, soothing, loving nature at its best. healing gift from heaven indeed. growing up, we had a huge willow tree in the middle of our yard like a giant umbrella.
those greens live and breathe. beautiful sentiments Chris. a favorite ... :)

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Very lovely and peaceful poem. Makes me want to grow a garden or go downtown to Tokyo to find a garden c:

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks JungLee. Green is a serene and peaceful colour. I always find it uplifting.

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JungLee

1 Month Ago

I like the color blue c: Reminds me of freedom
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Yes, Blue Sea, Blue sky would give me the feeling of freedom too.
Every word of this poem explains how heaven can be in front of us... meaningful, grateful and peaceful. Kind words and gentle with each description. Thanks so much for this excellent piece Chris! Blessings..

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Alexandra for your thoughtful review. Much appreciated.

Chris


Christine, I absolutely love your poem! Green is the color that brings me joy and serenity, probably explains why most of my spare minutes are spent in my flower and vegetable garden. I love your classic style and your poetic essence throughout this poem. It gave me the ability to walk leisurely with you and appreciate the beauty of green

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Mary. Your visit appreciated. I also spend most of my free time in the garden. Ple.. read more
I always leave with a sense of vitality and joy reading your lively poems. Very expressive and touching. As you bring childhood memories to life, your sense of place is ever in flux of beauty.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Sami, thank you so much for your visit and your thoughts on this poem. Much appreciated.
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Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome muchly...
happy hooker green... love those words. This is a delightful read. much enjoyed

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thank yous for calling and leaving your thoughts. Really appreciate your visit.

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This is beautiful, Chris. I can visualise the various hues of green in this poem.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Amber. The river is truly beautiful at this time of year. So peaceful and relaxing. Have a.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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