Treasure Island

Yasmeen Khan


The Jasmeen Tree and Devil's Hair


So lovingly to soil she sent her roots
Now caresses the casement its lovely shoots
Starry flowers glow in twilight green
Dance in breeze and in dew they preen
The Jasmeen tree fragrance’s tender lore
Whispering perfumes to yonder shores
Hark! How envy grows out of its roots
Ringlets and threads like ropes brute
Malicious tresses wrap all around
Beauty so green is viciously confound
Pearly flowers tangled in raven hair
But who can capture the maiden so fair
She still stands tall in her turret bower
Laughing in sunshine glowing in shower
Necking birds and gemming flowers
Swing on boughs for hearts a dower
Poison of love wine outdone by balmy tower
Incensed symphony does float on air
Heaving through strangling weed’s snare

Submitted: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Edited: Friday, May 10, 2013

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Once I saw a tall jasmeen tree in a park all surrouded by Cuscuta plant.

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  • Jasmin Read (5/29/2013 8:51:00 AM)

    I live this poem! In school we may have to present a poem about nature, and I might do this one! ! xx (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (5/15/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    She still stands tall in her turret bower
    Laughing in sunshine glowing in shower
    Necking birds and gemming flowers
    Swing on boughs for hearts a dower...

    wao poem on nature is beautifully drawn by you on the canvas of poetry.....hey is there any connection in between jasmine tree & you? or is it a symbolic poem? (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (5/12/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    Great write.May be some men can catch the glow and only they are beyond vision for many such malicious tresses to reckon- -every inch of tress has some story behind its darkness it plunges the mind into.Inquisitive write.Stupendous flow. (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (5/10/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    sweet that no power on earth that can stop the beauty to shine
    and spray out all the grace of good heart
    thanks Jasmeen (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/9/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read on a tree! (not flattering) The Jasmine tree with its exotically fragrant flowers is called Champa here. It may be strangled by wild creepers, but nothing can hide its perfume and the glaring whiteness of its flowers among dark emerald leaves! By seeing the spelling changed, I see a deeper implication to the poem. Is this JASMEEN that Jasmine, thriving among rivalry and jealousy? ? (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/9/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    I love poems about nature and I loved your poem. I have written much about bluebells and daffodils. Lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/9/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    good write, laughing in sunshine glowing in shower, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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