The Mighty Acorn (Collaberation)

by Maple Tree   Feb 19, 2018

By Ben Pickard and Maple Tree

A small acorn, from my nature soul
has brought such beauty to this world,
leaves gather in serenade of such elegance.
with every breath the breeze whispers,
they spiral ever upward, pirouetting; dancing,
then floating downwards in a series
of multicoloured cascades,
dressing her naked limbs
in a mother's healing love.

Wise ears whistling upon
pond circles that guide a wee babe
as thunderstorms approach;
dark clouds engulf as a worried tree
becomes helpless;

and it will rain.

Her roots will become
besieged - her every fibre
tossed and stretched
by this apocalyptic downpour.

and yet

Across the deluge of water that
isolates her from nurturing hands

she still. stands. proud.

A shining star, full of strength,
beauty and the will to be brighter
than the sun...

A legacy of moonbeams
an icon, for future acorns
and all other living things
born out of nature....


Ben and I wrote this for my Robyn

Thank you Ben, as a fellow parent and dear friend
To me and to Robyn...with love


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  • 1 week ago

    by Angie


  • 3 weeks ago

    by Sinners gospel

    Truly a deserving poem fr front page dis week. Lots and lots of love fr Robyn.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Such a lovely poignant duet
    carrying so much growth and seeds of hope.
    Well done you two, a pleasure to read

    Michael :)x (the kiss is for Miss Andrea Ben, before you get excited haha)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Wow I am speechless that is absolutely jaw droppingly good. Glad its been nominated all my best wishes Milly x

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    There is no other love like it and you've both captured it brilliantly here ... it's beautiful! :-) x

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