Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Red Maple Tree


On a nature walk,
in the shade of evergreens,
I stumble upon a red maple tree;

It stands out in the sunshine,
for no other has such bright colors,
a delight to the eyes;

Holding on with quiet strength,
roots firmly planted,
unwavering and harmonious;

One of a kind,
nature's gentle reminder
to celebrate uniqueness in us all

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I went on a nature walk this weekend, and I was captivated by the uniqueness of this red maple tree standing out among evergreens. I always have my camera with me so I can capture pleasant little surprises such as this. This tree to me became a symbol of how unique each one of us is with so much to offer to the world in our own way. Yet, we can still co-exist peacefully in diversity. Nature always has the most wonderful lessons. I'm contributing my poem to Poetry Jam at http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/, where today's prompt is "celebration." Thank you for letting me share my thoughts, photo, and poetry with you, as we celebrate uniqueness in us all.

34 comments:

  1. ... 'co-exist peacefully in diversity' ~ a most heartfelt and universal wish. This is nice!

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Yes, peaceful co-existence is something to hope for :)

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  2. I like this very much! Your poem teaches a lesson that we all should take heed of. We should celebrate uniqueness rather than expect sameness in nature or in people....

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Uniqueness in each of us is truly a gift :)

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  3. I love your message ~ Very meaningful and yes the maple leaf picture is lovely ~ I have been walking during late afternoon too ~

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    1. How nice you're walking, Grace. Glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  4. Love the messages in nature, Loredana! A poet after my own heart!!

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    1. Yes, your poetry is often inspired by nature, Hannah :)

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  5. I also love this message, one that seems to be ignored and even discouraged at times today. Thanks for linking up with us over at Poetry Jam this week!

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  6. Such a lovely illustration of beautiful thoughts. If only everyone could listen.... xx

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  7. Lovely, I think nature holds so much in it...we have to have the eyes......

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    1. Yes, nature has such lovely messages. Thanks for the visit :)

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  8. There is truly so much nature can teach us, if we take the time to be still, to listen, look, and learn.
    This is lovely.

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    1. I like that, to be still, to listen, look, and learn. Thanks! :)

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  9. Aren't nature walks wonderful? There is something so calming about a good nature walk.

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    1. True, Keith, nature walks are soothing :)

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  10. Easy to see why you were captivated. And easy to feel the emotion in the verse. Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Dave. Glad the emotion could be felt :)

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  11. Lovely and inspiring, image and words. I have one of those trees in my yard too. They are lovely. I really like how you take from the tree our individual uniqueness and, at the same time, our commonality in diversity.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. How nice you have a red maple tree in your yard :)

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  12. What a lovely photo and poem-"to celebrate uniqueness in us all" is a great message to take from nature.
    David

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  13. This is wonderful! Great take on the prompt. Unique: -)

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  14. I love your idea of this representing the uniqueness in each of us. And what a lovely photo too!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy, I enjoyed your photo, too! :)

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  15. What a beautiful poem. So many reasons in this world to celebrate. We can find so much each day. I used to have a red maple in my yard and I remember how beautiful it was.

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  16. The photograph is beautiful, and I like your message of celebration of the uniqueness in each of us.

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  17. i am all for celebrating the uniqueness in all of us...and reveling as well in the beauty of nature....really nice verse...

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