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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Under The Laburnum Tree

(A simple tale)

Under the Laburnum tree
She saw his gentle face
Under the Laburnum tree
She knew their first embrace

Under the Laburnum tree
She gave to him her love
Under the Laburnum tree
Beneath the stars above

Under the Laburnum tree
He left her there to cry
Under the Laburnum tree
That`s where she chose to die

(Under the Laburnum tree
Were scattered all its seeds
Under the Laburnum tree
Amongst the growing weeds)

Under the Laburnum tree
The moon was shining bright
Under the Laburnum tree
Her silv`ry soul took flight

Under the Laburnum tree
At last she was set free
Under the Laburnum tree
She found eternity

Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012
Edited: Friday, March 30, 2012

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  • Robert Beck (10/28/2012 12:47:00 AM)

    A tree as beautiful as your lovely poem.

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/27/2012 9:31:00 AM)

    wow, so impressive and I love your muse.. :)

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (4/14/2012 3:01:00 AM)

    A touching write.

  • Richard D. Remler (4/13/2012 4:35:00 PM)

    Oh the tales these trees could tell if we knew how to listen. A beautiful but sad poem. penned with skill.

  • Saiom Shriver (4/5/2012 7:33:00 PM)

    released from the bars of the rib cage
    ... a beautiful and powerful poem

  • Danny Draper (3/18/2012 8:26:00 AM)

    Unrequited love, sad but released to hopefully the sanctuary of a more loving garden. A lovely poem. Which species of Laburnum, L chinese?

  • Karen Deeks (3/18/2012 3:13:00 AM)

    A beautiful passage through, time love and life experiences in a place chosen for it's relevance for she... Lovely piece Val.... Thanks Karen

  • Robert Green (3/17/2012 5:58:00 PM)

    as always Val, a great write, a great poem :)

  • Diane Hine (3/16/2012 7:00:00 PM)

    This probably sounds nuts, but I just sang this lovely poem to myself. Someone should write a beautiful melody to accompany it.

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