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.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months 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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Another eleganly put together descriptive of your wonderful boat trip in which you have artily shared the views with us and the relaxing nature of being on the water. Just a thought 'which cascading gently dip their tips'?

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Many thanks John. I could have used ends or tresses, I might possibly alter it. Appreciate your thou.. read more
"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.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Many thanks Jacob for sharing your memories. I love the story about your neighbour's willow tree. T.. read more
I am not sure what a rowan tree is, but I love your write, It's lovely. Very well written

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Hello Brandie Jade. A rowan is a small deciduous tree. Not sure whether you have them where you are... 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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